BM-EA8D87: Roman coin: Roman nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: BM-EA8D87

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy pierced Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 310-319, possibly dating to c.AD 315-316 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing left raising right hand and holding globe. Probably mint of Trier. Cf. RIC VII, p. 170, no. 76.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 315
Date to: Circa AD 316

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.68 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 15th August 2016

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B3H 16-0753

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing left raising right hand and holding globe
Reverse inscription: SOL[I INVIC]-TO CO[MITI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: SOLI INVICTO COMITI
Reverse mint mark: (B) [S]//P(TR)
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: Huntingdon 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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Updated: 2 years ago

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