HAMP-869133: Roman coin: Nummus of Galerius as Caesar (possibly)

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Unique ID: HAMP-869133

Object type certainty: Probably
Workflow status: Published Find published

An extremely worn and corroded late 3rd-/early 4th-century copper-alloy Roman nummus possibly of Galerius as Caesar, 'GENIO POPVLI ROMANI', Mint of Lyon (c. AD 294-298; Reece issue period 15).

This coin has suffered significant circumferential losses and on the reverse has been marked/scratched several times.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 294
Date to: Circa AD 298

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 24 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th January 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Identified by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3255

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: Galerius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Obverse description: Bearded bust laureate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]MAX[...]NOB C

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Boldre (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SZ3198
Four figure Latitude: 50.780753
Four figure longitude: -1.561661
1:25K map: SZ3198
1:10K map: SZ38SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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