LANCUM-0FF083: Roman copper alloy coin, probably of Magnentius

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COIN

Unique ID: LANCUM-0FF083

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy coin, probably a nummus of Decentius dating from 351 to 353 AD (Reece Period 18). Reverse type VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES, two Victories holding a wreath inscribed VOT V MVLT X. Cf LRBC II.63. Probably minted in Trier.

The diameter is 20mm and the weight 2.18g. Obverse inscription would read D N DECENTIVS FORT CAES. Reverse inscription is VICTORIAE D D N N AVG ET CAES VOT V MVLT X.

Subsequent actions

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: Exactly AD 351
Date to: Exactly AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.18 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th August 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Identified by: Mr Alex Whitlock
Secondary identifier: Dr David Shotter

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: Decentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse inscription: D N DECENTIVS FORT CAES

Reverse description: two Victories holding a wreath inscribed VOT V MVLT X
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES

Fourth Century reverse type: VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lancashire (County)
District: Fylde (District)
To be known as: Lytham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LANCUM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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