SOM-E74F38: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantius I

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Unique ID: SOM-E74F38

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantius I dating to the period AD 305 to 307 (Reece period 15). GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius standing left. Mint of Lyon. RIC VI, p. 255, no. 187a

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 305
Date to: Exactly AD 307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 28.3 mm
Width: 26.7 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 6.07 g
Diameter: 28.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th August 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22385

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: Constantius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust facing left
Obverse inscription: IMP CONSTANTIVS AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing left, naked with chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera in right, cornucopiae in left
Reverse inscription: GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: altar/*//PLC
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Willoughby Hedge

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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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