SF-1C571F: Roman coin: copper-alloy nummus struck for Galerius Maximian as Augustus

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Unique ID: SF-1C571F

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A copper-alloy nummus struck for Galerius Maximian as Augustus, dating to c. AD 308-311. Reece period 15, mint of Alexandria. Reverse: GENIO IMPERATORIS, Genius standing left, chlamys over left shoulder, holding cornucopia in left hand and patera in outstretched right hand. As RIC vol. VI, p. 678, no. 101a.

This is an unusual find for Britain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 308
Date to: Circa AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.21 g
Diameter: 23.73 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alex Bliss
Identified by: Mr Alex Bliss

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: Galerius
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Alexandria, Egypt
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing left, chlamys over left shoulder, holding cornucopia in left hand and patera in outstretched right hand
Reverse inscription: GENIO IMP-ERATORIS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO IMPERATORIS
Reverse mint mark: K/S P//ALE
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Babergh (District)
To be known as: Stanstead

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
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

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