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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-2B7B07

Object type certainty: Certain
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An irregular Roman copper-alloy nummus copying the House of Constantine dating to the period c. AD 330-335 (Reece Period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS type with a reverse depicting Victory standing left on prow with spear in left hand and right hand resting on shield. Mint unclear.

This coin has suffered a small nick to its circumference.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.5 mm
Width: 10.2 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 0.75 g
Diameter: 10.5 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 22377

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Bust helmeted and robed facing left with sceptre resting on left shoulder
Obverse inscription: Illegible [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]

Reverse description: Victory standing left on prow holding spear in right hand and resting left hand on shield
Reverse inscription: None

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Contemporary copy
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)
Parish or ward: Curry Rivel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3824
Four figure Latitude: 51.01202309
Four figure longitude: -2.88515801
1:25K map: ST3824
1:10K map: ST32SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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