IOW-910BAA: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine (contemporary copy)

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-910BAA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus (contemporary copy) of The House of Constantine - CONSTANTINOPOLIS / Victory on prow, dating to the period c. AD 330-40 (Reece period 17). Victory on a prow reverse type. Prototype Mint of Lugdunum. Mintmark: - // Dot PLG

Obverse: [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]; Helmeted bust left.

Reverse: - ; Victory standing left on prow, holding spear and shield.

RIC VII, p. 138, cf. no. 246

Diameter: 13.6mm. Weight: 1.51g. 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: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.51 g
Diameter: 13.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th November 2017 - Wednesday 29th November 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: IOW2017-7-323

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left
Obverse inscription: [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]

Reverse description: Victory standing left on prow, holding spear and shield
Reverse inscription: -

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: - // Dot PLG
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 138, cf. no. 246

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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