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KENT-D378FB: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: KENT-D378FB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 311-312 (Reece period 15). [PRINCIPI I]-VVENTVTIS reverse type depicting the Prince standing facing, head left, cloak hanging from left shoulder, right hand holding globe, left hand holding reversed vertical spear. Obverse: [CONSTA]NTINVS [P] AVG, Laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm. Mint of London: - *//PLN. As RIC VI, p. 137, no. 228; Cloke and Toone, 2015: p. 188, no. 7.07.027.

Measurements: 23.5mm diameter, 1.9mm thickness, 3.02g weight

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 311
Date to: Circa AD 312

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 3.02 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

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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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust left, spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm.
Obverse inscription: [CONSTA]NTINVS P AVG

Reverse description: Prince standing facing, head left, cloak hanging from left shoulder, right hand holding globe, left hand holding reversed vertical spear.
Reverse inscription: [PRINCIPI I]-VVENTVTIS

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
Reverse mint mark: - *//PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 137, no. 228

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
Parish or ward: Borden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8862
Four figure Latitude: 51.32602335
Four figure longitude: 0.69692841
1:25K map: TQ8862
1:10K map: TQ86SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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