DEV-8E89F4: DEV-8E89F4 Roman nummus

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Unique ID: DEV-8E89F4

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Roman copper alloy coin. The coin is a fourth century nummus of the House of Constantine. The coin dates from 330 - 340 AD.

Obverse: VRBS ROMA Reverse: Wolf and Twins

Class: Nummus

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust of Roma, left
Obverse inscription: VRBS [ROMA]

Reverse description: Romulus and Remus suckling wolf; above, two stars

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: TRS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Urchfont (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0457
Four figure Latitude: 51.3121
Four figure longitude: -1.943996
1:25K map: SU0457
1:10K map: SU05NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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