SOM-F41A68: Roman coin: contemporary copy of a nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-F41A68

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman contemporary copy of a copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 343 to 348 (Reece period 17). VICTORIAE DD AVG QQ NN reverse type depicting two victories facing one another, each with a small wreath. Copying Trier mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 343
Date to: Circa AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.33 g
Diameter: 12.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Friday 1st July 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Elizabeth Brown
Identified by: Miss Elizabeth Brown
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017416

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Bust facing right pearl-diademed and cuirassed
Obverse inscription: [...]TAN [...]

Reverse description: Two victories facing one another, each holding a small wreath.
Reverse inscription: Illegible / nonsense

Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
Reverse mint mark: Vertical branch// T[...]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Martock (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4517
Four figure Latitude: 50.9497966
Four figure longitude: -2.78432513
1:25K map: ST4517
1:10K map: ST41NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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