SOM-83994F: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: SOM-83994F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-37), dating to AD 320 to 321 (Reece Period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT reverse type depicting a standard inscribed VOT/XX flanked by captives. Minted at Trier. RIC VII Trier / p. 189, no. 292.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 320
Date to: Exactly AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Monday 4th December 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 19816

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right wearing trabea, holding eagle tipped sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: CONSTA-NTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Standard inscribed VOT XX flanked by seated captives
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS - EXERCIT

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
RIC Identifier: RIC VII Treveri 292
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS EXERCIT
Reverse mint mark: T / F // ‚óŹ PTR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 189, no. 292

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Chilton Cantelo CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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