IOW-E36205: IOW-E36205 Roman Coin: Nummus of Constans or Constantius II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E36205

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constans or Constantius II dating to the period AD 348 to 355. FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type. Mint of Siscia. Mintmark: -/-//SISC[...] Reece period 18.


Obverse: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; [...]

Reverse: Soldier spearing fallen horseman; [FEL TEMP REPARATIO]

Diameter: 15.56mm. DA=12:4.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 348
Date to: Exactly AD 355

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 15.56 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: IOW2012-4-140

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: Constans
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Siscia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Soldier spearing fallen horseman
Reverse inscription: [FEL TEMP REPARATIO]

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Reverse mint mark: -/-//SISC[...]
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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