SOM-5DF740: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine II as Caesar (possibly)

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Unique ID: SOM-5DF740

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus possibly of Constantine II as Caesar dating to the period c. AD 334-335 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers flanking two standards. Mint of Siscia (possibly). cf. RIC VII, p. 455, no. 236


Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 334
Date to: Circa AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.35 mm
Width: 15.5 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 16.35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 12th March 2013

Personal details

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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: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Siscia
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Bust laureate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: CONS[...]

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing flanking two standards resting inner hand on shield and holding spear in outer hand
Reverse inscription: Illegible [GLORIA EXERCITVS]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: .ε?(SIS)[...]
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

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

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