WILT-58AC18: Roman Coin : Nummus of Galerius (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-58AC18

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy silvered Roman nummus of Galerius as Caesar dating to c. AD 300-3 (Reece period 15), GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, pouring libation from patera in right, cornucopia in left. Mint of London. RIC VI, p. 124, no. 15.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 293
Date to: Exactly AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 9.5 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 26th September 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Graham Bould
Identified by: Mr Graham Bould
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Galerius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: - -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Willoughby Hedge

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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