LANCUM-1DEA57: copper alloy Roman coin

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-1DEA57

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Roman copper alloy coin, a nummus of Magnentius dating from 351 to 353 AD (Reece Period 18). Reverse type VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAE VOT V MVLT X (Two Victories holding shield supported on short column). Cf LRBC II.56.

The diameter is 18mm and the weight 2.61g.

Obverse inscription is D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Reverse inscription is VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAE VOT V MVLT X.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 351
Date to: Exactly AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 6th March 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Secondary identifier: Dr David Shotter

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: Magnentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse inscription: D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG

Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAE VOT V MVLT X

Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(S)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Fylde (District)
To be known as: Lytham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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Audit data

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

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