ESS-7AD81C: A Roman copper alloy nummus of Crispus as Caesar (AD 317-340), dating AD 321.

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-7AD81C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317-26), dating to AD 320-1 (Reece Period 16), BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, globe on altar inscribed VOTIS XX. Mint of London, P A // PLON. RIC VII, p. 110 no. 211. H. Cloke and L. Toone, The London Mint of Constantius and Constantine (Spink, 2015), p. 264, no. 9.04.017. Dated according to Cloke and Toone. Dimensions: diameter: 18.87 mm; weight: 2.01g.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.01 g
Diameter: 18.87 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr B Paites
Identified by: Mr B Paites
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OEF 7949

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
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Crispus left.
Obverse inscription: CRISPVS NOBIL C

Reverse description: Globe resting on altar inscribed VOT//IS//XX with three stars above. P / A in the field.
Reverse inscription: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Reverse mint mark: P A // PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 110, no. 211

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
Parish or ward: Copford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL9223
Four figure Latitude: 51.87251644
Four figure longitude: 0.78763076
1:25K map: TL9223
1:10K map: TL92SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: CIMS
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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