NARC-B72653: nummus obverse

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Unique ID: NARC-B72653

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine. VRBS ROMA reverse. Probable contemporary copy.


Finders ref: 09/18

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.95 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Julie Cassidy
Identified by: Mr Mark Curteis

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: House of Constantine
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Roma helmeted left
Obverse inscription: VRBS ROMA

Reverse description: wold suckling twins

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6163
Four figure Latitude: 52.261791
Four figure longitude: -1.107656
1:25K map: SP6163
1:10K map: SP66SW
WOEID: 26353655
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: Thursday 22nd March 2012
Updated: Thursday 22nd March 2012

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