IOW-071A53: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantius II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-071A53

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantius II (AD 323-361), dating to the period AD 330-331 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting Two soldiers standing either side of two standards. Mint of Arles. Mint mark: *//SCONST

Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.

Diameter: 18.6mm. Weight: 2.13g. DA=12:11.

As RIC VII, p. 271, no. 347.

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 330
Date to: Exactly AD 331

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.13 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th October 2017 - Sunday 29th 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: IOW2017-7-282

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: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Obverse description: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing either side of two standards
Reverse inscription: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: *//SCONST
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 271, no. 347.

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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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