IOW-E74235: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E74235

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337) dating to AD 320 (Reece period 16). VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP reverse type depicting two Victories standing holding shield. London mint Mintmark: Wreath//PLN

Obverse: [ ... ]NTINVS[ ... ]; Helmeted bust right

Reverse: [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]; Two Victories standing holding shield

RIC VII, p. 108, cf. 166ff.

The coin still shows signs of its original silver wash which normally only survives on coins from hoards.

Diameter: 18.0mm. Weight: 2.71g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 320

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.71 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 21st October 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-2-433

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust right
Obverse inscription: [ … ]NTINVS[ … ]

Reverse description: Two Victories standing holding shield
Reverse inscription: [VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (or variant)
Reverse mint mark: Wreath//PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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