NLM-E98A35: Roman Coin of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-E98A35

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

base silver Argenteus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to AD c. 310-313 (Reece Period 15). Mint of Trier. This coin is listed with base metal nummi of AD 318-19 by P. Bruun in RIC VII (p. 181, no. 208A. However, P. Bastien has attributed it to a series of base metal coins struck in AD 310-313 (P. Bastien, 'L'émission de monnaies de billion de Trèves au début de 313' Numismatica e Antichità Classiche XI (1982), 271-7). The coin should be inserted after RIC VI, p. 224, no. 826. These coins have 25% silver and three examples from the this series are listed by Vincent Drost in the 'Coin Register' of the British Numimsatic Journal 85 (2015), p. 308, nos. 38-40.

Obverse description: Helmeted bust draped and cuirassed let with spear over shoulder.

Obverse inscription: IMP CONSTANTI NVS AVG

Reverse description: Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar.

Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP

In exergue: PTR

Diameter: 17.8mm, Weight: 2.89gms, die axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 313
Date to: Exactly AD 313

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.89 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 29th October 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM30975

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Argenteus
Denomination qualifier: Possibly
Ruler/issuer: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Helmeted bust draped and cuirassed let with spear over shoulder
Obverse inscription: MP CONSTANTI - NVS AVG

Reverse description: Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: in exergue: PTR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
To be known as: Rampton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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