IOW-D58C6C: Roman Coin: Nummus of Licinius I

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Unique ID: IOW-D58C6C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus of Licinius I (AD 308-324), dating to the period AD 307-317 (Reece period 15). GENIO POP ROM reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. Uncertain mint. Mintmark: [S?] [C of F?]//[]

Obverse: IMP L[IC]INIVS P F AVG, Laureate and cuirassed(?) bust right.

Reverse: [GENIO]-POP ROM, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.

Diameter: 21.6mm. Weight: 2.45g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 307
Date to: Exactly AD 317

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 21.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd March 2017 - Thursday 2nd March 2017

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: IOW2017-4-13

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Licinius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP L[IC]INIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [GENIO]-POP ROM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POP ROM
Reverse mint mark: [S?] [C of F?]//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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