SOM-EE635A: Roman coin: nummus of Decentius

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-EE635A

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Decentius dating to the period AD 350 to 353 (Reece period 18). VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES reverse type depicting two Victories holding up one large shield containing the legend VOT V MVLT X and resting on a column. Mint unclear.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 350
Date to: Circa AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.18 mm
Weight: 4.11 g
Diameter: 20.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th August 2014 - Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17034

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: Decentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Bare-headed cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [D]N DECENTIVS [NOB] CAS

Reverse description: Two victories facing each other holding up one shield inscribed VOT/V/MVL/X, the shield rests on a small collumn and there is a chi-rho above.
Reverse inscription: [VICTO]RIAE DD NN AVG [ET] CAE[S]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(S)
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: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton CP

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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