HAMP-6AC3C8: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constans

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Unique ID: HAMP-6AC3C8

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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constans (AD 333-350), 'VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN' reverse type depicting two victories holding wreaths, standing facing each other. Mint of Trier, AD 347-8. It measures 15.9mm and weighs 1.93g.
Reference: RIC volume VIII p.153 no.195 or 196, but with S instead of P in the mintmark.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 347
Date to: Exactly AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.93 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 16th October 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Identified by: Mrs Eleana Vandyk
Secondary identifier: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3633; Weekend Wanders USA Tour October 2012

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Possibly
Ruler/issuer: Constans
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Bust facing right, diademed, draped and cuirassed
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-S PF AVG

Reverse description: Two Victories standing opposite each other, both holding wreaths
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN

Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
Reverse mint mark: D//TRS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ropley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6332
Four figure Latitude: 51.083868
Four figure longitude: -1.101949
1:25K map: SU6332
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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