HAMP-EA3B54: Roman coin : nummus of Constans

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-EA3B54

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman nummus of Constans, possibly a contemporary copy, GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse depicting two soldiers with one standard. Minted at Aquiliea, AD 337-340 (Reece period 17). The coin has some wear.
Reference: RIC volume VIII, p.316, ref.27p

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
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Tuesday 21st April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Museums Entry Form 4272

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constans
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Aquileia
Obverse description: Diademed laurel and rosette, draped cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-S PF AVG

Reverse description: Two soldiers with one standard
Reverse inscription: GLORIA EXERCITVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: wreath//AQP
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

  • RIC : 8 27p

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Amesbury

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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