BH-951B41: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine II as Caesar

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Unique ID: BH-951B41

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II as Caesar (AD 317-37), dating to AD 324-5 (Reece Period 16), PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp gate with two turrets and star above. Ref.: RIC Vol VII, p. 116, no. 296.

Dimensions: 21.3mm diameter, 1.5mm thick. Weight: 2.4g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 324
Date to: Exactly AD 325

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.4 g
Diameter: 21.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 25th November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/201 - 20

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: Constantine II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back.
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C

Reverse description: Camp gate with two turrets, star above.
Reverse inscription: PRO[VIDEN]-TIAE CAESS

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
Reverse mint mark: - //PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 116, no. 296

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Much Hadham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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