BH-BF6CF0: Half Centenionalis of Magnentius or Decentius - obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-BF6CF0

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper-alloy Roman coin. Half Centenionalis of Magnentius or Decentius. The coin surfaces have little wear but are badly corroded. It measures 16.6mm diameter by 1.9mm thick and weighs 3.34g.

Class: Half Centenionalis

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: with finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 349
Date to: Ante AD 354

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 3.34 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th March 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr David Thorold

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver entry no. 04/64 - coin 69

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Magnentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Bare head facing right.
Obverse inscription: Too worn.

Reverse description: 2 Victories holding a plaque inscribed "VOT V MVLT X"
Reverse inscription: [VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Hadham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: with finder

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Reece, R. and James, S. 1986 Identifying Roman Coins Seaby 39

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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