WILT-90F543: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I

Rights Holder: Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum
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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-90F543

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A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 323-324 (Reece period 16), SARMATIA DEVICTA reverse type, depicting Victory advancing right holding trophy and pushing captive, Trier mint. RIC Vol VII, page 202, number 435.

Notes:

Iron corrosion is visible on the reverse. The findspot location suggests that this coin could be associated with a group of 27 Roman coins which range from AD240-AD378. The coins have been pierced and the majority show evidence of an iron nail still visible within the perforation. Cf WILT-262586

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 323
Date to: Exactly AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 20.65 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 29th March 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Rachel Stammers
Identified by: Miss Rachel Stammers

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 4024; 164

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate head facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing right holding trophy and pushing captive
Reverse inscription: SARMATIA DEVICTA

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: SARMATIA DEVICTA
Reverse mint mark: PTR crescent
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Salisbury

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

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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