HAMP-C0A791: Roman coin : half-nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: HAMP-C0A791

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman nummus fraction (half nummus) of Constantine I (AD 306-37), MARTI CONSERV reverse depicting Mars helmeted standing right, holding reversed spear in right hand and left resting shield on the ground. Mint of Trier, dating to AD 310-311 (Reece period 15).
Reference: RIC volume VI, p. 228, no.897

Notes:

MARTI CONSERV half

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: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.81 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 27th September 2015 - Sunday 27th September 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Entry Form WINCM 172

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantine I
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Laureate cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars helmeted standing right, holding reversed spear in right hand and left resting shield on the ground
Reverse inscription: MARTI CONSERV

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI CONSERV
Reverse mint mark: -/-//PTR
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : VI 897

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
To be known as: Laverstoke

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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