IOW-90E638: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-90E638

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to the period AD 340-1(Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting Two soldiers and one standard. Possibly mint of Trier. Mintmark: Possibly M // [ ]

Obverse: [ ]; Unclear draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS; Two soldiers and one standard.

Diameter: 16.6mm. Weight: 0.97g. 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 340
Date to: Exactly AD 341

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 - Wednesday 3rd May 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: IOW2017-7-321

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Unclear draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: Two soldiers and one standard
Reverse inscription: GLORIA EXERCITVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: Possibly M // [ ]
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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
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: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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