WMID-896ACE: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantius Gallus

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-896ACE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete copper alloy contemporary copy of a nummus of Constantius II (AD 337-61), dating to c. AD 353-61 (Reece Period 18), with a reverse of Magnentius / Decentius (AD 350-3), [ ]TORI DD NN AVG E (copying VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES), two Victories holding a shield, with no supporting column. Prototype mint unclear.

Diameter: 14.2 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.0 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 353
Date to: Circa AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 14.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Sunday 2nd October 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: (Pearl-diademed?) bust right
Obverse inscription: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Two Victories holding shield inscribed T/T (copying prototype of VOT V MVLT X)
Reverse inscription: [ ]TORI DD NN AVG E

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//[ ]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Pilton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0084
Four figure Latitude: 52.4448239
Four figure longitude: -0.53014923
1:25K map: TL0084
1:10K map: TL08SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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