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Unique ID: SOM-4A2AB6

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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 333-334 (Reece Period 17). VRBS ROMA type with a reverse depicting a wolf suckling twins with two stars above. Mint of Lyon. RIC no. 267 (vol. VII, p. 139).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 333
Date to: Exactly AD 334

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18 mm
Width: 15.9 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSMHS receipt 434

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]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust helmeted and robed facing left
Obverse inscription: [VRBS] ROMA

Reverse description: Wolf suckling twin babies with two stars above
Reverse inscription: None

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
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: Stoke Sub Hamdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4616
Four figure Latitude: 50.94089985
Four figure longitude: -2.76994242
1:25K map: ST4616
1:10K map: ST41NE
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

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

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