WILT-82696A: Roman Half-Nummus

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Unique ID: WILT-82696A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman half-nummus of the Divine Maximian (AD 286-310), dating to the period AD 317-318 (Reece period 16). REQVIES OPTIM-ORVM MERITORVM reverse type depicting Emperor seated left in curule chair, raising right hand and holding sceptre. Mint of Siscia. As RIC Vol. VII, p 429, no. 41.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 317
Date to: Exactly AD 318

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 15.85 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Identified by: Miss Fiona Johnstone
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5219

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: Maximian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Siscia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Veiled bust with laureate, facing right.
Obverse inscription: DIVO MAXIMIANO SEN FORT IMP

Reverse description: Emperor seated left in curule chair, raising right hand and holding sceptre.

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: REQVIES OPTIMORVM MERITORVM
Reverse mint mark: -/-//SI[S]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p 429, no. 41

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Wimborne St. Giles (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0117
Four figure Latitude: 50.95243125
Four figure longitude: -1.98713629
1:25K map: SU0117
1:10K map: SU01NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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