LON-2478B5: Roman copper alloy coin: nummus

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Unique ID: LON-2478B5

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman debased silver copper alloy nummus possibly dating AD350-353. Possibly GLORIA ROMANORVM, solider on horseback riding down a captive right. Possibly Reece period 18.

Dimensions: diameter: 12.3mm; weight: 0.82g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.82 g
Diameter: 12.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Possibly soldier on horseback riding down a captive right.
Reverse inscription: Illegible [GLORIA ROMANORVM]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Bridge (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.503528
Four figure longitude: -0.099555
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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