SOM-722D64: Roman coin: Nummus of Licinius I

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Unique ID: SOM-722D64

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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Licinius I dating to the year AD 321 (Reece Period 16). D N LICINI AVGVSTI reverse type depicting a wreath around 'VOT/XX'. Mint of Arles. Cf. RIC VII, p. 259, no. 240.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 321
Date to: Exactly AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.7 mm
Width: 17.7 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.94 g
Diameter: 18.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th July 2013

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 22372

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: Licinius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Head laureate facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]NIVS AVG

Reverse description: Wreath enclosing 'VOT/XX'
Reverse inscription: D N LICINI AVGVSTI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: D N LICINI AVGVSTI
Reverse mint mark: S star in wreath A
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: Somerton

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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: About one month ago

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