SUR-E50EAE: Roman coin: Nummus of Licinius

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Unique ID: SUR-E50EAE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A base silver unit of Licinius (AD 308-24), dating to AD 309-13 (Reece Period 15), IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG, Jupiter on eagle. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 224, no. 825 (the same type is also recorded by mistake in RIC VII, p. 182, no. 210).


This base silver denomination is very uncommon. It was struck by Constantine for his colleagues Licinius and Maximinus II. This is the first specimen of Licinius recorded on the PAS database. For specimens of Maximinus II, cf. SF-6382B2

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 309
Date to: Exactly AD 313

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.77 g
Diameter: 17.96 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B14-465

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Argenteus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Licinius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG

Reverse description: Jupiter, head left, holding thunderbolt and transverse sceptre, seated on eagle standing right with wings spread
Reverse inscription: [IOVI C]ONSER[VATORI AVG]

Fourth Century reverse type: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVG
Reverse mint mark: - -//PTR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Wonston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4843
Four figure Latitude: 51.18422144
Four figure longitude: -1.31461722
1:25K map: SU4843
1:10K map: SU44SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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