IOW-AB90B1: IOW-AB90B1 Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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Unique ID: IOW-AB90B1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 310 to 318 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing left. Mint uncertain. Mintmark: T/F//[...]

Obverse: [...]; Bust right

Reverse: SOLI INV[ICTO COMITI]; Sol standing left

Diameter: 18.3mm. Weight: 1.47g. DA=12:6.

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 310
Date to: Exactly AD 318

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.47 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th April 2013

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: IOW2013-2-210

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Bust right
Obverse inscription: […]

Reverse description: Sol standing left
Reverse inscription: SOLI INV[ICTO COMITI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: SOLI INVICTO COMITI
Reverse mint mark: T/F//[...]
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

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