IOW-24A7E1: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constans

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Unique ID: IOW-24A7E1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constans (AD 337-350) dating to the period AD 337-340 (Reece period 17). Probably VIRTVS AVGG NN reverse type depicting soldier standing holding spear and shield. Probably mint of Trier. Mintmark: [ ]//[ ]

Obverse: FL IVL CO[NSTANS AVG]; Laureate bust right

Reverse: probably [VIRTVS AVGG NN]; Soldier standing holding spear and shield

RIC VII, p. 144, cf. 76-77

Diameter: 14.1mm. Weight: 1.07g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 337
Date to: Exactly AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 29th 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: IOW2013-2-449

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constans
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: FL IVL CO[NSTANS AVG]

Reverse description: Soldier standing holding spear and shield
Reverse inscription: Probably [VIRTVS AVGG NN]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS AVGG NN
Reverse mint mark: [ ]//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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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