IOW-A2CF58: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine (contemporary copy)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-A2CF58

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman copper-alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period c. AD 330-348 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting a crude rendition of two soldiers and one standard. Mintmark: - // [ ]

Obverse: [ ]; Laureate or diademed cuirassed bust left, holding shield (and possibly a spear)

Reverse: [GLORIA EXERCITVS]; Crude rendition of two soldiers and one standard

Diameter: 11.4mm. Weight: 0.55g. DA=12:8.

Notes:

This is quite an unusual copy. The reverse of the coin is based on a prototype of a coin struck c. AD 335-341; the obverse appears to come from a coin struck sometime in the AD 320s.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.55 g
Diameter: 11.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th May 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-2-285

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Laureate or diademed cuirassed bust left, holding shield (and possibly a spear)

Reverse description: Crude rendition of two soldiers and one standard
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA EXERCITVS]

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: - // [ ]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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