WILT-7F8DA2: Roman coin: Half nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: WILT-7F8DA2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman fractional nummus (half-nummus) of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to c. AD 310-311 (Reece Period 15). MARTI CONSERV reverse type depicting Mars standing right with spear and shield. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 227, no. 897.

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: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 18.02 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th April 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Hazel Fransch
Identified by: Miss Hazel Fransch
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM4913; 277

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 and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars helmeted facing right resting on spear and shield
Reverse inscription: MARTI-CONSERV

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
RIC Identifier: RIC VI Treveri 897
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI CONSERV
Reverse mint mark: -//PTR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 227, no. 897

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Salisbury

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 3 years ago
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