ESS-9CE626: Copper Alloy Nummus of House Constantine

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Unique ID: ESS-9CE626

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus, likely of Constantine I (c. 306-337AD). Struck at Trier AD 310-313. The reverse depicts Mars, the god of war.

Obverse: laureate bust facing right. Reverse: Mars standing right holding inverted spear and shield resting on ground.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 313

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.63 mm
Thickness: 1.85 mm
Weight: 2.38 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn

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]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Laureate bust
Obverse inscription: [IMP CONSTANTIN VSAVG]

Reverse description: Mars standing right holding inverted spear and resting shield on ground
Reverse inscription: [MARTI CONSERVATORI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI CONSERVATORI
Reverse mint mark: PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Brentwood (District)
To be known as: Brentwood

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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