SOM-B8A58D: Roman coin: Nummus of uncertain Tetrachic ruler

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Unique ID: SOM-B8A58D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of uncertain Tetrachic ruler dating to the period AD 294 to 307 (Reece period 15). Probably GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius, modius on head, standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. Mint uncertain.

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 307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 25.3 mm
Width: 22.9 mm
Thickness: 2.8 mm
Weight: 6.41 g
Diameter: 25.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

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: Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Bust laureate facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]AN[...]VG

Reverse description: Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Reverse inscription: [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
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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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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