PAS-8C7A9B: Roman coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: PAS-8C7A9B

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). VRBS ROMA type with a reverse depicting a wolf suckling twins with two stars above. Possibly Mint of Lyon.

This coin measures 17.3mm in diameter, 1.5mm in thickness and weighs 1.56g

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: 17.3 mm
Width: 16.6 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.56 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tour find MS15

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: Possibly
Obverse description: Helmeted and robed bust facing left
Obverse inscription: VRBS RO[MA]

Reverse description: Wolf suckling twin babies with two stars above
Reverse inscription: None

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: P(L)[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


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

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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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