LEIC-AC88B8: LEIC-AC88B8: Roman coin: nummus of Diocletian

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Unique ID: LEIC-AC88B8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy nummus of Diocletian, dating to the period AD 294-305 (Reece period 15). GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type, dipicting Genius with patera and cornucopia. Mint unclear.

Diameter: 25.0mm, thickness: 2.0mm, weight: 6.25g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 294
Date to: Exactly AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 6.25 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

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: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing, head left, pouring libation from patera & holding cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: - -//[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Blaby (District)
Parish or ward: Countesthorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5895
Four figure Latitude: 52.54976574
Four figure longitude: -1.1460718
1:25K map: SP5895
1:10K map: SP59NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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