IOW-21DEDE: Roman Coin: Nummus of Diocletian

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-21DEDE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus of Diocletian (AD 284-305), dating to the period AD 296-305 (Reece period 15). GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. Uncertain mint.

Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIAN[ ]; Laureate bust right.

Reverse: [GE]N[IO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.

Diameter: 25.2mm. Weight: 6.01g. DA=12:6.

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 296
Date to: Exactly AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 6.01 g
Diameter: 25.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 3rd October 2017 - Tuesday 3rd 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: IOW2017-11-9

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP DIOCLETIAN[ ]

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [GE]N[IO POPVLI ROMANI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
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: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Updated: Thursday 9th November 2017

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