ASHM-D41C2E: Roman coin; nummus of Constans

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Unique ID: ASHM-D41C2E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy nummus of Constans (AD 333-350) dating to the period AD 337-340. Reverse type VIRTVS AVGG NN. Reece period 17. Probably mint of Trier.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 337
Date to: Exactly AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Saturday 31st December 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr Alison Pollard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD297

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: Constans
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Laureate bust, right.
Obverse inscription: [...]CONSTANS AVG

Reverse description: Virtus standing front, head right, holding spear in right hand and resting left on shield.
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS - AVGG NN

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS AVGG NN
Reverse mint mark: -/-//illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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