WMID-9D8255: Roman Coin: Nummus of Maximinus II

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Unique ID: WMID-9D8255

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Maximinus II (AD 305 - AD 313), GENIO POP ROM reverse type dating to the year AD 307 (Reece Period: 15). Mint of London. Unlisted in RIC.

Diameter: 24.9 mm
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 4.4 g


In RIC VI (pp. 128-9), unmarked reduced nummi are listed for Galerius, Constantine, Diocletian and Maximian only, not for Maximinus. A similar specimen is in the British Museum collection (1955-8-4-2, Llangarren hoard).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 307
Date to: Circa AD 307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 4.4 g
Diameter: 24.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th December 2014 - Sunday 8th February 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Helen Glenn
Identified by: Miss Helen Glenn
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

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: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Maximinus Daia
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C

Reverse description: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.
Reverse inscription: [GE]NIO POP ROM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POP ROM
Reverse mint mark: - -//-
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Bromsgrove (District)
Parish or ward: Hagley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO8980
Four figure Latitude: 52.41788122
Four figure longitude: -2.16316369
1:25K map: SO8980
1:10K map: SO88SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 4 years ago

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