IOW-5B3A5A: Roman Coin: Nummus, probably of Maximian I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-5B3A5A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus, probably of Maximian I (AD 286-310), dating to the period AD 286-310 (Reece period 15). GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. Mint unclear. Mintmark: [ ]//[ ]

Obverse: [...](M?)IANVS AVG; Laureate head right.

Reverse: [GENIO POPVLI R]OM[ANI]; (Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae).

Diameter: 27.7mm. Weight: 8.51g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 286
Date to: Exactly AD 310

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 8.51 g
Diameter: 27.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th July 2017 - Monday 24th July 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 Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-8-79

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: Maximian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [...](M?)IANVS AVG

Reverse description: (Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae).
Reverse inscription: [GENIO POPVLI R]OM[ANI]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: [ ]//[ ]
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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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