SOM-DAC857: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-DAC857

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy coin of Constantine I dating to the period AD 310 to 312 (Reece period 15). ADVENTVS AVG reverse type depicting Prince riding left, right hand raised, left holding up spear, on horse which is pawing a seated captive on the left, minted at London, AD 310-312, RIC VI p.134, no.133.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 312

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 3.23 g
Diameter: 21.6 mm

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 16608

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 I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Prince riding left, right hand raised, left holding up spear, on horse which is pawing a seated captive on the left
Reverse inscription: ADVEN-TVS AVG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: ADVENTVS AVG
Reverse mint mark: -/*//PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
To be known as: Broad Clyst

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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