SOM-09EA34: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: SOM-09EA34

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus fraction (half-nummus) of Constantine I dating to the period c. AD 310-311 (Reece period 15). MARTI CONSERV reverse type depicting Mars standing right with spear and shield. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 227, no. 897.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.8 mm
Width: 15.9 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.74 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th September 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22395

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 I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Bust laureate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing right holding inverted spear and supporting shield with left hand
Reverse inscription: MARTI-CONSERV

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI CONSERV
Reverse mint mark: - -//[P]TR
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: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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