SWYOR-A5D944: a Roman coin: a nummus of Constantius II

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-A5D944

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Roman coin: a nummus of Constantius II (AD 337-61), dating to c. AD 350 (Reece Period 18), FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier and fallen horseman type, Arles mint. RIC VIII, p. 213, no. 141.

There is a small chip out of the flan at 7 o'clock on the obverse. It is 23.9mm in diameter and 2.1mm thick. It weighs 5.87gm.

This comes from a small issue which was apparently struck at the beginning of Magnentius's reign.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 350

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 5.87 g
Diameter: 23.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th June 2011 - Thursday 14th June 2012

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1888

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: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: A draped, cuirassed and diademed bust of the emperor, facing right, with a letter A behind.
Obverse inscription: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: A soldier advancing left, spearing a fallen horseman. Letter A to left.
Reverse inscription: FEL TE[MP] REPARATIO

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Reverse mint mark: - • // PAR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p. 213, no. 141

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Womersley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5220
Four figure Latitude: 53.673892
Four figure longitude: -1.214338
1:25K map: SE5220
1:10K map: SE52SW
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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