PUBLIC-C0F07D: Roman coin: barberous copy

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-C0F07D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A very worn copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, probably a contemporary copy, dating to the period AD 330-340 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA reverse type depicting a She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above. Uncertain mint. The coin appears to have a CONSTANTINOPOLIS obverse combined with an VRBS ROMA reverse type.

Diameter 14.3mm, thickness 1.4mm, weight 0.97g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 14.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Patrick Brown
Identified by: Dr Patrick Brown
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left with sceptre
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above

Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: -//[]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Yatton

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: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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