IOW-9E0160: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantine II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-9E0160

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II (AD 317-340), dating to the period AD 335-337 (Reece period 17). Unclear reverse type depicting Two soldiers standing either side of one standard. Uncertain mint: [ ]//[ ]

Obverse: [...]STANTINVS IVN NOB C; Laureate and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: [...]-IA E[...]; Two soldiers standing either side of one standard.

Diameter: 16.4mm. Weight: 1.46g. DA=12:11.

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: Exactly AD 335
Date to: Exactly AD 337

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 16.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th October 2017 - Thursday 19th October 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 Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-2-203

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]
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: […]STANTINVS IVN NOB C

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing either side of one standard
Reverse inscription: […]-IA E[…]

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
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: Generated from computer mapping software
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

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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