DENO-784AB4: Roman Coin: Nummus of Honorius

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Unique ID: DENO-784AB4

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Honorius (395-423 AD). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type showing two emperors each with a spear and shield. Mint of Cyzicus (mintmark: SMKA), minted c. AD 408-423 AD. Reece Period 22. Coin Reference: RIC X, p. 271, no. 403. This coin type is very common in the Mediterranean, but this is the first example recorded in Britain.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 408
Date to: Circa AD 423

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 15.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Saturday 30th June 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E7670

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: Honorius (emperor)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Mint or issue place: Cyzicus
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right with star (*) behind head.
Obverse inscription: D N HONORI-VS P F AVG

Reverse description: Two emperors standing each holding a spear and resting a hand on a shield.
Reverse inscription: GLORI-A ROMA-NORVM

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: //SMKA
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Gedling (District)
To be known as: Ravenshead Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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