IOW-E32527: IOW-E32527 Roman Coin: Nummus, probably of Licinius I

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Unique ID: IOW-E32527

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus, probably of Licinius I dating to the period AD 317 to 324. IOVI CONSERVATORI or similar reverse type. Eastern mint from Heraclea to the east. Mintmark: -/X/-/IIgamma//[...] Reece period 16. Cf. for type. RIC VII, p. 645, no. 14

Obverse: [...]; Unclear bust right
Reverse: [...]; Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre; eagle to left

Diameter: 17.71mm. Weight: 2.22g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 317
Date to: Exactly AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.22 g
Diameter: 17.71 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-4-141

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: Licinius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Eastern mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Unclear bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre; eagle to left
Reverse inscription: [...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Reverse mint mark: -/X/-/IIgamma//[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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