ASHM-941DE9: Roman coin; nummus of Constantine II

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Unique ID: ASHM-941DE9

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine II (AD 317-340) dating to the period AD 333-334 (Reece period 17). GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS reverse type depicting Two soldiers standing eiher side of two standards. Mint of Trier. As RIC VII, p. 218, no. 550.

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 333
Date to: Exactly AD 334

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 15.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013 - Tuesday 31st December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr Alison Pollard
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD310

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 II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, cuirassed bust, right.
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C

Reverse description: Two soldiers, standing facing each other, each holding spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, two standards.
Reverse inscription: GLOR-[...]-[...]TVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: Wreath//TRS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII 550

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

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Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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