IOW-BF73EA: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantius II or Constans

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Unique ID: IOW-BF73EA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantius II or Constans (AD 337-350), dating to the period AD 347-348 (Reece period 17). VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX in wreath reverse type. Uncertain Eastern mint. Mint-mark: [...]

Obverse: [...]; Diademed head right

Reverse: VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX in wreath

Diameter: 13.9mm. Weight: 1.74g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 347
Date to: Exactly AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.74 g
Diameter: 13.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th July 2015 - Sunday 5th July 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-2-309

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 or Constans (337-350)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Eastern mint
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed head right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX in wreath

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX
Reverse mint mark: [...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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