ESS-23AF52: Roman coin: nummus of Galerius

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-23AF52

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper alloy nummus of Galerius as Caesar dating to c. AD 300-3 (Reece Period 15). GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia. Mint of London. RIC VI, p. 124, no. 15.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 293
Date to: Circa AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.31 mm
Weight: 8.27 g
Diameter: 26.07 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 14th June 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Identified by: Miss Sarah R Deacon
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7401

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: Galerius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Obverse description: Cuirassed and laureate bust, right
Obverse inscription: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopia
Reverse inscription: GENIO [POPVL]I ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: - -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM2220
Four figure Latitude: 51.834465
Four figure longitude: 1.220799
1:25K map: TM2220
1:10K map: TM22SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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