SOM-589DBD: Roman coin:  nummus, probably of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-589DBD

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper-alloy nummus, probably of Constantine I dating to the period AD 318 to 324 (Reece period 16). Probably D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG reverse type depicting a laurel wreath surrounding unclear legend, possibly overstruck on GENO POP ROM or similar depicting a male figure standing, head left. Mint unclear. The coin is chipped with c.20% missing from the edges.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 318
Date to: Circa AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 3.53 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16730

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Probably
Ruler/issuer: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: IMP C CON[...]

Reverse description: Wreath enclosing unclear legend, possibly overstruck on a standing figure facing left.
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
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: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Chedzoy 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: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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