IOW-D05764: Nummus

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Unique ID: IOW-D05764

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Theodosius II dating to the period AD 404 to 406 (Period 22). CONCORDIA AVGGG reverse type depicting cross and wreath. Mint of Nicomedia. Mintmark:-/-//SMN[...]
Cf RIC X, p. 250, no. 131.
Obverse: [...]EODOSIVS P[F AVG]; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: [CONCORDIA AVGGG]; Cross within wreath

Diameter: 10.9mm. Weight: 0.83g. DA=12:6.


There are very few of these coins recorded from Roman Britain.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 404
Date to: Exactly AD 406

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.87 g
Diameter: 10.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th October 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-4-366

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Theodosius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Mint or issue place: Nicomedia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]EODOSIVS P[F AVG]

Reverse description: Cross within wreath
Reverse inscription: [CONCORDIA AVGGG]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: CONCORDIA AVGGG
Reverse mint mark: -/-//SMN[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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