SOM-6BB314: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: SOM-6BB314

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to the period AD 308 to 309 (Reece Period 15). MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI reverse type depicting Mars standing right, holding shield and spear. Mint of Lyon. RIC VI, p. 264, no. 294

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 308
Date to: Exactly AD 309

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 26.7 mm
Width: 25.5 mm
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 5.84 g
Diameter: 26.7 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 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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust laureate, draped and cuirassed facing right, seen from rear
Obverse inscription: IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing right, holding shield with left hand and spear with raised right
Reverse inscription: MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI
Reverse mint mark: CI H/S//PLC
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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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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