WILT-200EF8: Roman coin : Nummus of Constantius II

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-200EF8

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

A Roman nummus of Constantius II (AD 323-61), the reverse of which is corroded and illegible. At the time of finding the coin was adhering to the surface of a pottery sherd (WILT-E232C8). It measures 22-23mm and weighs 3.33g, is chipped and with some wear.

Obverse: Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN [TIV]S P F AVG

The coin was found, with another (WILT-203724 and fragment WILT-2057C7 which is possibly a Roman coin), in a pit with fourteen iron nails ( WILT-E2A7F2), Roman pottery ( WILT-E232C8, WILT-E19E94), a fragment of Roman spoon (WILT-250BB8) and copper alloy (WILT-254207) and lead (WILT-616821) metal working debris.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 323
Date to: Circa AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 3.33 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st May 2010 - Tuesday 31st August 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar
Secondary identifier: Ms Katie Hinds

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II
Obverse description: Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N CONSTAN [TIV]S P F AVG

Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Witham Friary

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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