WILT-C884DA: Roman coin: Nummus of Fausta

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Unique ID: WILT-C884DA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A contemporary copy of a copper-alloy Roman nummus of Fausta dating to the period AD 324-330 (Reece period 16), PROVIDENTIAE CS reverse type depicting a camp gate. Copying mint of Trier.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 324
Date to: Circa AD 330

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.61 g
Diameter: 15.7 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Becky Hall
Identified by: Miss Becky Hall

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WHM 2014-55

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: Fausta
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG

Reverse description: Camp gate
Reverse inscription: PROVIDENTIAE CS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: [...]TR
Status: Contemporary copy
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)
Parish or ward: Heytesbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9241
Four figure Latitude: 51.1681858
Four figure longitude: -2.11580046
1:25K map: ST9241
1:10K map: ST94SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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