PUBLIC-6251DF: Nummus of Constantius II

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-6251DF

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy nummus of Constantius II (AD 323-361), dating to AD 355-360 (Reece Period 18), FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing a barbarian who has fallan from a horse. Mint of Arles. RIC VIII, p. 224, no. 266. Weight 1.87 g. Diameter 18.52 mm. 1.22 mm thick. The die axis is 6 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 355
Date to: Circa AD 360

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.22 mm
Weight: 1.87 g
Diameter: 18.52 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 21st October 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Joe Rey
Identified by: Mr Joe Rey
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: Bedfordshire HER 16846

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [D N CO]NSTAN-[TIVS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman wearing a pointed cap and raising han
Reverse inscription: [FEL TEMP REPARATIO]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Reverse mint mark: //PCON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p224 no 266

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wrestlingworth and Cockayne Hatley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2647
Four figure Latitude: 52.10698624
Four figure longitude: -0.16162006
1:25K map: TL2647
1:10K map: TL24NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: 3 years ago

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