SOM-6B3DF0: Roman coin: Nummus of Magnentius

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Unique ID: SOM-6B3DF0

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Magnentius dating to the period AD 350 to 353 (Reece Period 18). FELICITAS REI PVBLICE reverse type depicting emperor standing left holding Victory on globe and standard. Mint of Arles. RIC VIII, p. 213, no. 137

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 350
Date to: Exactly AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 22.6 mm
Width: 22 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 4.68 g
Diameter: 22.6 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 21984

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: Magnentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust laurel and rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor in military dress, standing left holding Victory on globe and standard
Reverse inscription: FELICITAS REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: FELICITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: -//SAR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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