BM-3E147A: Roman coin: Half nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: BM-3E147A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman half nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 310-311 (Reece period 15). MARTI CONSERV reverse type depicting Mars standing right leaning on reversed spear and resting shield on ground. Mint of Trier. As RIC vol VI, p. 227, no. 896.

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: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 1985

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown

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 draped bust viewed from rear right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing right leaning on reversed spear and resting shield on ground
Reverse inscription: MARTI CONSERV

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Fenland (District)
To be known as: Stonea Grange

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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