BM-950C3E: Roman coin: nummus of Crispus

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Unique ID: BM-950C3E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Crispus (AD 317-326), dating to the period AD 320-321 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT reverse type depicting Two captives seated beneath a standard inscribed VOT/XX. Uncertain mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 320
Date to: Circa AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.85 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd July 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: RH 16/0621

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: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CRISPVS-NOBIL C

Reverse description: Two captives seated beneath a standard inscribed VOT/XX
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS-EXERCIT

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS EXERCIT
Reverse mint mark: -//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Godmanchester Area

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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