SOM-591580: Roman coin: nummus of Helena

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-591580

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Helena dating to the period AD 337-340 (Reece period 17). PAX PVBLICA reverse type depicting Pax standing facing left with transverse sceptre and branch. Mint Trier. RIC Vol 8. p143 Trier 63.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 337
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.41 g
Diameter: 14.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16730

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: Helena
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Bust facing right
Obverse inscription: FL[ I]VL HE-L[ENAE AVG]

Reverse description: Pax standing facing left holding branch out with right hand and transverse sceptre with left
Reverse inscription: PAX[ PVBLI]CA

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PAX PVBLICA [Helena]
Reverse mint mark: -//.TRS.
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 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: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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