BERK-2C1A33: Roman coin: Nummus of Fausta

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Unique ID: BERK-2C1A33

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A copper alloy Roman nummus (AE4) of Fausta, struck AD 325-326. SPES or SALVS REIPVBLICAE reverse. The coin appears to have been clipped or was struck on a very small flan as there is no room for the legend on either face. Reece 17. c.f. Sear (1988) 3903.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 325
Date to: Exactly AD 326

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.42 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Friday 13th January 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2011.631

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Fausta
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription: None

Reverse description: Spes or Salus standing holding infants in arms
Reverse inscription: SPES or SALVS REIPVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SPES REI PVBLICAE (Fausta)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ipsden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6385
Four figure Latitude: 51.560371
Four figure longitude: -1.092597
1:25K map: SU6385
1:10K map: SU68NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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