SOM-5C3666: Roman coin: Nummus of Magnus Maximus

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Unique ID: SOM-5C3666

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Roman copper-alloy nummus of Magnus Maximus dating to the period AD 383 to 388 (Reece period 20). REPARATIO REIPVB type with a reverse depicting the Emperor raising a women to his left. Minted at Lyon. RIC IX, p. 49, no. 32(3) or 32(4); LRBC, p. 53, no. 380.

This coin has suffered two significant losses to its edge resulting in a loss of c. 20% of the flan.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 383
Date to: Exactly AD 388

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22 mm
Width: 19.4 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.42 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th March 2013

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 22468

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: Magnus Maximus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Bust pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: D N MAG MAXI[MVS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Emperor standing facing, head left, with right hand raising kneeling turreted woman and holding Victory on a globe in left
Reverse inscription: [REP]ARATIO [REI]PV[B]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: REPARATIO REI PVB
Reverse mint mark: -/P//[LVG...]
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: Cheddelwich

Spatial coordinates

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
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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