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Unique ID: BH-E2D596
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: 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.
This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.74 g
Diameter: 15.03 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th October 2014
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Other reference: Ver 14/152 - 1
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
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Depeyrot, G.||1996||Les monnaies d’or de Constantin II à Zenon||Wetteren||Moneta|