SUR-3BFB3C: Roman coin: Nummus

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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-3BFB3C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of the Tetrachy, probably dating to the period AD 296-310 (Reece period 15). Probably GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae, possibly an altar to the left? Uncertain mint. The coin retains traces of a very worn silver wash.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 296
Date to: Circa AD 310

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.84 g
Diameter: 25.31 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Identified by: Mrs Margaret Broomfield
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 16-1664

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae, possibly an altar to the left?
Reverse inscription: [GEN]IO POPV[LI ROMANI]

Reverse mint mark: []//[..PL?..]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Upton Grey (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7047
Four figure Latitude: 51.21791736
Four figure longitude: -0.99911507
1:25K map: SU7047
1:10K map: SU74NW
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: SUR
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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