SOM-B815BB: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I (probably)

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-B815BB

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Roman copper-alloy nummus probably of Constantine I dating to the period AD 318 to 324 (Reece Period 16). SARMATIA DEVICTA reverse type depicting Victory advancing right holding branch and pushing captive. Mint unclear.

This coin has lost around 20% of its flan to old breaks.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 318
Date to: Exactly AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.6 mm
Width: 13.9 mm
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 1.42 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16623

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Bust laureate facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Victory advancing right holding branch and pushing captive
Reverse inscription: Illegible [SARMATIA DEVICTA]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SARMATIA DEVICTA
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
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: Near Wincanton

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: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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