PUBLIC-8AC672: RomanCoinNummusHseOfConstantineObv

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-8AC672

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine circa 332 AD (Reece period 17). Obv: laureate and helmeted left facing bust with sceptre on shoulder (CONSTANT)INOPOLI(S) Rev: Victory standing on prow of ship holding long sceptre in right hand and leaning on shield. The exergue has a dot in crescent then PLG - Lugdunum (Lyons) RIC VII Lugdunum 256.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 332
Date to: Exactly AD 332

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 17.37 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th August 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Identified by: Mr Tony Bishenden

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate & helmeted bust left with sceptre on left shoulder.
Obverse inscription: (CONSTANT)INOPOLI(S)

Reverse description: Victory standing on prow holding long sceptre and leaning on shield.

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: - // Dot in crescent PLG
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Middle Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4727
Four figure Latitude: 51.93952661
Four figure longitude: -1.31771861
1:25K map: SP4727
1:10K map: SP42NE
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 greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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