SOM-CA2D25: Roman coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-CA2D25

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 to 335 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA type with a reverse depicting a wolf suckling twins with two stars above. Minted at Trier.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.1 mm
Width: 16.5 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.38 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 21975

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: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and robed bust facing left
Obverse inscription: VRBS [ROMA]

Reverse description: Wolf suckling twin babies with two stars above
Reverse inscription: None

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: TRP
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
District: North Somerset (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winscombe and Sandford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4257
Four figure Latitude: 51.309146
Four figure longitude: -2.833478
1:25K map: ST4257
1:10K map: ST45NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Building work
Discovery circumstances: Digging new gate posts
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

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

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