IOW-C8D9E4: Roman Coin: Nummus

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-C8D9E4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine, possibly a contemporary copy, dating to the period AD 330-340 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA reverse type depicting She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above. Mint: Lyon. Mint mark: -//.PLG

Obverse: VRBS-[RO]MA, Helmeted bust left.

Reverse: She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above.

Diameter: 16.7mm. Weight: 1.96g. DA=12:12.

As RIC VII p. 138, no. 247.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.96 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th October 2016 - Tuesday 18th October 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2016-5-70

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]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left.
Obverse inscription: VRBS-[RO]MA

Reverse description: She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above.

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: -//.PLG
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 138, no. 247

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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