BH-C34EA8: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-C34EA8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy nummus fraction (half-nummus) of Constantine I, dating to the period AD 310-311 (Reece period 15). MARTI CONSERV reverse depicting Mars, helmeted, standing right, with right hand leaning on reversed spear and left hand on shield. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 227, no. 897.

Diameter: 16.9mm; thickness: 1.3mm. Weight: 1.5g.

Notes:

MARTI CONSERV half

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 310
Date to: Exactly AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 15/136 - 2

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars, helmeted, standing right, right hand leaning on reversed spear, left hand on shield.
Reverse inscription: MARTI-CONSERV

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI PATRI CONSERV
Reverse mint mark: - //[PTR]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: St. Albans (District)
To be known as: St. Albans

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Woodland
Specific landuse: Unknown

References cited

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