NLM-794DB8: Roman Coin: Nummus of Magnentius from Preston

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-794DB8

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

Copper alloy

Coin. Nummus of Magnentius (350-353), Felicitas Rei Publicae issue of 350-351, Reece period 18, probably Trier mint.

Obverse description: Bullnecked bust draped and possibly cuirassed right.

Obverse inscription: IM CAE MAG[--]TIVS AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing left with labarum with Victory on globe in his right hand. Alpha in field right.

Reverse inscription: FELICITAS [REI] PVBLICAE

Diameter: 22.4mm, Weight: 5.05gms, die axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 351

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.05 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd April 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM21737

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: Magnentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Bullnecked bust draped and possibly cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IM CAE MAG[--]TIVS AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing left with labarum with Victory on globe in his right hand
Reverse inscription: FELICITAS [REI] PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: FELICITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: Alpha in field right.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Preston

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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