NLM-BEDCA6: Roman Coin: Commemorative Nummus of House of Constantine from Fridaythorpe

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-BEDCA6

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

Copper alloy

Coin. Nummus of House of Constantine, commemorative Constantinopolis issue of 330-340, Reece period 17.

Obverse description: Constantinopolis left helmeted wearing imperial mantle and holding sceptre.

Obverse inscription: CONSTAN TINOPOLIS

Reverse description: Victory standing left on prow holding sceptre and leaning on shield, wreath in left field.

In exergue: ?CON?

Cliff Reeves kindly identified this coin.

Diameter: 16.6mm, Weight: 2.21gms, die axis: 12

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 330
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.21 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 12th 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: NLM21769

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: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Constantinopolis left helmeted wearing imperial mantle and holding sceptre.
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN TINOPOLIS

Reverse description: Victory standing left on prow holding sceptre and leaning on shield

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: In exergue: ?CON?; wreath in left field.
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)
Parish or ward: Fridaythorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8759
Four figure Latitude: 54.019681
Four figure longitude: -0.673627
1:25K map: SE8759
1:10K map: SE85NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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