SOM-F462C0: Roman coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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Unique ID: SOM-F462C0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A corroded Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 333 to 334 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA type with a reverse depicting a wolf suckling twins with two stars above. Minted at Trier. RIC VII, p. 218, no. 553

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 333
Date to: Exactly AD 334

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22469

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: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: Wreath//TRS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Cann (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8821
Four figure Latitude: 50.988274
Four figure longitude: -2.17234
1:25K map: ST8821
1:10K map: ST82SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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