IOW-4E7FD8: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantine II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-4E7FD8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II as Caesar (AD 317-37), dating to the period c. AD 320-5 (Reece period 16). CAESARVM NOSTRORVM reverse type depicting Wreath around VOT [V or X]. Mint unclear. Mintmark: - // [ ]

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN [ ]; Laureate, draped and cuirassed right.

Reverse: CAESARVM NOS[TROR]VM; Wreath around VOT [V or X].

Length: 18.5mm; width: 17.0mm. Weight: 2.13g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 320
Date to: Circa AD 325

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.5 mm
Width: 17 mm
Weight: 2.13 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 7th September 2017 - Thursday 7th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-4-32

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Constantine II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS IVN [ ]

Reverse description: Wreath around VOT [V or X]
Reverse inscription: CAESARVM NOS[TROR]VM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Reverse mint mark: - // [ … ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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