BH-7C6BB3: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine II as Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-7C6BB3

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A copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II as Caesar, dating to the period AD 322 - 324 (Reece period 16). BEAT TRANQLITAS reverse depicting a globe on an altar inscribed 'VOT/IS/XX'. Mint of London. RIC VII, p. 113, no. 259 or p. 115, no. 287.

Diameter: 19mm; thickness: 1.8mm; weight: 2.6g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 322
Date to: Exactly AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th June 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Bedford 3161 - 125

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 II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted, cuirassed bust left.
Obverse inscription: [CONSTAN]TI-NVS [IVN N(OB) C]

Reverse description: Globe on altar inscribed 'VOT/IS/XX', [three stars above].
Reverse inscription: BEAT TRA-NQLITAS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: (F) [(B)]//PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Chawston

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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