HAMP-754658: Roman coin: Nummus of Galerius

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Unique ID: HAMP-754658

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A 4th-century copper-alloy Roman nummus of Galerius, dating to the period c. AD 302 to 303 (Reece period 15). 'GENIO POPVLI ROMANI' reverse type depicting Genius standing left. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 196, no. 508b.

The flan has not been trimmed completely.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 302
Date to: Circa AD 303

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28 mm
Width: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 2.6 mm
Weight: 8.49 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Identified by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3509

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: Galerius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust laureate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C

Reverse description: Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder. Right hand holding patera and in left hand cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: S/F//IITR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Owslebury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5123
Four figure Latitude: 51.004135
Four figure longitude: -1.274517
1:25K map: SU5123
1:10K map: SU52SW
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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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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