IOW-9479C8: Roman Coin: Nummus of Maximian I

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Unique ID: IOW-9479C8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus of Maximian (AD 286-310), dating to the period AD 307 (Reece period 15). GENIO POP ROM reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. London mint. Mintmark: - // PLN

Obverse: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; Laureate and cuirassed right.

Reverse: GENIO POP ROM; Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.

Diameter: 25.5mm. Weight: 4.73g. DA=12:6.

RIC VI, p. 129, no. 86

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 307
Date to: Exactly AD 307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.73 g
Diameter: 25.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th December 2017 - Wednesday 6th December 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: IOW2017-7-331

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 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: GENIO POP ROM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POP ROM
Reverse mint mark: - // PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 129, no. 86

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

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