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Unique ID: BM-19E7D1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317-326), dating to c. AD 320-321 (Reece Period 16). Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, standard inscribed VOT/XX with captives. Mint of London. RIC VI, p. 109, no. 194 or 196.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 320
Date to: Circa AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.79 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995 - Wednesday 31st December 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Vincent Drost
Identified by: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders reference: Bag E, no. 212

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: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CRISPVS-[...]

Reverse description: Standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on either side
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS-[EXERCIT]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS EXERCIT
Reverse mint mark: - -//PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 109, nos 194 or 196

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Hertsmere (District)
To be known as: Aldenham region

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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