SOM-717445: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-717445

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I dating to AD 320 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT reverse type depicting standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on the ground on either side. Minted at Trier. RIC VII (p.186) Trier 254.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 320
Date to: Exactly AD 320

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19286

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 I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTA[N]-TINVS AVG

Reverse description: Standard inscribed VOT/XX with captive seated on the ground on either side.
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS EXERCIT

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
RIC Identifier: RIC VII Treveri 254
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS EXERCIT
Reverse mint mark: *-//STR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII Trier 254

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
Parish or ward: Othery (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3832
Four figure Latitude: 51.08395178
Four figure longitude: -2.88653053
1:25K map: ST3832
1:10K map: ST33SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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