FASAM-E82490: Roman coin: nummus of Diocletian

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COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-E82490

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of Diocletian (AD 284-305), dating to c. AD 294-305 (Reece Period 15), unclear reverse, but probably [GENIO POPVLI RO]MANI, Genius standing left. Probably no mintmark, so probably prototype of London Mint. RIC VI, p. 124, cf. no. 6a for possible prototype.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 294
Date to: Circa AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.31 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Ref SG 40

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: Diocletian
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ] (DI)OCLET(IANVS P F AVG)

Reverse description: Probably an unclear Genius standing left
Reverse inscription: Probably: [GENIO POPVLI RO]MANI

Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: [ ]//[clear?]
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 124, cf. no. 6a for prototype

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: South Hams (District)
Parish or ward: Stoke Gabriel (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX8656
Four figure Latitude: 50.39279678
Four figure longitude: -3.60513893
1:25K map: SX8656
1:10K map: SX86NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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