SOM-B0FCB3: Roman coin: contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine

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Unique ID: SOM-B0FCB3

Object type certainty: Certain
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A lead contemporary copy of a Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period AD 353-361 (Reece period 18). FEL TEMP REPARATIO reverse type depicting soldier spearing fallen horseman. Mint uncertain.

Notes:

The design appears to have been struck in relief, rather than an impression made by pressing a coin into a piece of lead.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 353
Date to: Exactly AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.38 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 13.82 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Denise Wilding
Identified by: Mrs Denise Wilding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SHC receipt no. 017198

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
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 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Soldier spearing fallen horseman
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Martock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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