WAW-D03560: Roman coin: Nummus of Galerius

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Unique ID: WAW-D03560

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and corroded late 3rd-century or early 4th-century copper-alloy Roman nummus possibly of Galerius (293 - 311 AD) as Caesar, 'GENIO POPVLI ROMANI', mint of London (c. AD 300-303; Reece issue period 15).

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 300
Date to: Circa AD 303

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.4 g
Diameter: 28.25 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 4355

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Galerius
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [MAXIMIA]NVS NOB C

Reverse description: Genius standing left, chlamys over left shoulder right hand holding patera, left holding cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: - -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Redditch (District)
Parish or ward: Feckenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0061
Four figure Latitude: 52.247181
Four figure longitude: -2.00142
1:25K map: SP0061
1:10K map: SP06SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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