PAS-8B9BD9: Roman coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: PAS-8B9BD9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 330 to 335 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers flanking two standards. Mint unclear.

The coin measures 14.6mm in diameter and weighs 1.3g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.6 mm
Width: 14.1 mm
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 14.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Thursday 2nd April 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tour find AP18

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]
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust
Obverse inscription: CON[...] (AVG)

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing flanking two standards, holding spears in outer hands and resting inner hands on shields
Reverse inscription: Illegible [GLORIA EXERCITVS]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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: SP4826
Four figure Latitude: 51.93045132
Four figure longitude: -1.30331237
1:25K map: SP4826
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers England Detecting Tours March 2015
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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