SOM-1BBE56: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine II

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Unique ID: SOM-1BBE56

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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II as Caesar dating to the period AD 330 to 331 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers flanking two standards. Mint of Trier. RIC VII, p. 214; no. 520.

This coin has suffered a few chips to its flan.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 331

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.8 mm
Width: 16.9 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.82 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22398

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 II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust laureate and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINV[S IV]N NO[B C]

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing flanking two standards
Reverse inscription: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: TRP.
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: Urchfont CP

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

References cited

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

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