BH-E2D596: Roman coin: fraction of a 1.5 scripulum of Constantius II (contemporary copy)

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Unique ID: BH-E2D596

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold contemporary copy of a fraction of a 1.5 scripulum of Constantius II, dating to the period AD 355 - 360 (Reece period 18). VICTORIA AVGVSTORM reverse depicting Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on left knee a shield on which she inscribes 'VOT/XXXX'; before her stands a small genius supporting the shield. Doublestruck on reverse. Prototype coin: cf. RIC VIII, p. 222, no. 241 (Arles) and Depeyrot p. 133, no. 5/4.

Diameter: 15.03mm; thickness: 1mm. Weight: 1.74g.


This is probably a contemporary copy as the lettering is slightly irregular, 'D N' is missing from the start of the obverse legend, the coin is doublestruck and there should be a break in the reverse legend on a fraction.

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
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 355
Date to: Circa AD 360

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.74 g
Diameter: 15.03 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th October 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 14/152 - 1

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus (fraction)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-TIVS AVG

Reverse description: Victory seated right on cuirass, supporting on left knee a shield on which she inscribes 'VOT/XXXX'; before her stands a small genius supporting the shield.
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA AVGVST-ORVM

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: - -//KONSA
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Mildenhall

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Depeyrot, G. 1996 Les monnaies d’or de Constantin II à Zenon Wetteren Moneta

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