DEV-B6B8A7: Roman nummus- contemporary copy of Crispus

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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-B6B8A7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper-alloy coin, a contemporary copy of a nummus of Crispus (AD 317-26) struck at London, the prototype dating to AD 319-20 (Reece Period 16), VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories and shield. See RIC VII, p. 108, nos. 176-7 for potential prototypes. (Checked by SM)

Notes:

This coin is probably copies from a London issue.

Coin '2' of 2nd batch of coins taken in 23/9/11, found June 2011.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 319
Date to: Circa AD 320

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.81 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 14th June 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust right
Obverse inscription: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB [...]

Reverse description: Two victories holding shield inscribed .../PR over altar with cross at front
Reverse inscription: [VICTORIAE LAETIAE PRINC PERP]

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (or variant)
Reverse mint mark: Cross // ...
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: Teignbridge (District)
Parish or ward: Ipplepen (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX8466
Four figure Latitude: 50.4822996
Four figure longitude: -3.63636093
1:25K map: SX8466
1:10K map: SX86SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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