SOM-B85B7B: Roman coin: Nummus of Crispus as Caesar

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Unique ID: SOM-B85B7B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Crispus as Caesar dating to the period AD 324 to 326 (Reece Period 16). PROVIDENTIAE CAESS reverse type depicting camp gate with two turrets. Probably mint of Trier.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 324
Date to: Exactly AD 326

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.1 mm
Width: 16.6 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.06 g
Diameter: 18.1 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: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Bust laureate and ?cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: FL I[VL] CRISPVS NO[B] CA[E]S

Reverse description: Camp gate with six rows of bricks and two turrets. Star above.
Reverse inscription: PROVIDEN[T]IAE CAESS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
Reverse mint mark: [...]R
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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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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