BH-319D26: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine II as Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-319D26

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II as Caesar; PROVIDENTIAE CAESS reverse; minted at Trier, AD 326.

Ref.: RIC Vol. VII, p. 209, no. 479.

Dimensions: 18.5mm diameter, 1.6mm thick. Weight: 2.78g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 326

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.78 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/189 - 68

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: Constantine II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust left.
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C

Reverse description: Camp gate with two turrets, star between.
Reverse inscription: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
Reverse mint mark: -//(S)TR (dot in crescent)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: North Bedfordshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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