SOM-978FA2: Roman coin: Nummus (half follis) of Constantine I

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Unique ID: SOM-978FA2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus fraction (half-nummus) of Constantine I dating to the period AD 310 to 311 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO reverse type depicting Sol standing facing, head left, chlamys draped over left shoulder, right hand raised, left hand holding up globe. Minted at Trier. RIC VI, p. 228, Trier 899.

Notes:

SOLI INVICTO half

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 310
Date to: Exactly AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.8 mm
Width: 16.9 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.69 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 13th August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16732

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust laureate and cuirassed facing left
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing facing, head left, chlamys draped over left shoulder, right hand raised, left holding up globe
Reverse inscription: SOLI IN-VICT[O]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SOLI INVICTO
Reverse mint mark: -//PTR
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: Kingsdon CP

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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Updated: 4 months ago

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