HESH-9E4D78: Probable nummus of Magentius or Decentius 350-353 AD

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Unique ID: HESH-9E4D78

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Probable nummus of Magentius or Decentius 350-353 AD

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 350
Date to: AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th March 2004

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Magnentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Bare headed bust facing right. The ear on the side of the head is relatively large to the rest of the features
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Worn figure (emperor) standing holding a standard (and probably also a victory).
Reverse inscription: Worn probably [FELICITVS REIPVBLICE?]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

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)
Parish or ward: Wellington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO4947
Four figure Latitude: 52.11895187
Four figure longitude: -2.74626693
1:25K map: SO4947
1:10K map: SO44NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Reece, R. and James, S. 1986 Identifying Roman Coins Seaby 38-39 128, 131

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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