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

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Unique ID: WILT-7F8DA2

Object type certainty: Certain
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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.



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

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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.

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Created: 3 years ago
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