SOM-0F8CE7: Roman coin: Nummus of Magnus Maximus or Flavius Victor

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Unique ID: SOM-0F8CE7

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Roman copper-alloy nummus of Magnus Maximus or Flavius Victor dating to the period c. AD 387-388 (Reece period 20). SPES ROMANORVM reverse type depicting a campgate. minted at Trier. LRBC pt 2 no 156-158.

Notes:

Found at the same time as a hoard of 138 Roman bronze coins placed under a stone (Treasure case 2013 T73a). These coins, found scattered from the rest of the field, appear to be a mixture of Roman copper-alloy denominations dating from across most of the four centuries of Roman rule over Britain.

Age

All are of Roman date and therefore over 300 years old.

Metal content

They are all essentially base metal in composition (copper alloy).

From the same find?

This group of coins has the appearance of an accumulation of losses from different periods over the course of the second to fourth centuries AD. It spans a wider period than is likely for a hoard deposited in, say, the late fourth century and contains a mixture of denominations. The coins were therefore probably not deposited together as a hoard but instead form a series of technically separate finds as a result of random deposition over a period of time. As such, these coins do not appear to constitute Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996 which require that coins must be from the same find.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2013T73B

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 387
Date to: Circa AD 388

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 12.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th February 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22405
Treasure case number: 2013T73B

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: Magnus Maximus or Flavius Victor
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Obverse description: Draped and pearl diademed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Campgate with two towers
Reverse inscription: SPES RO[/MA/NORVM]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//SM(TR)
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)
To be known as: Somerton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

No references cited so far.

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