BERK-031B07:

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-031B07

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy nummus probably of Diocletian (AD 284 - 305), dating to AD 294 - 305. Reece Period 15. Reverse type probably GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left with modius on head, and holding cornucopiae. Uncertain mint but possibly London. See P.J. Casey, Roman Coinage in Britian, Shire Publications 2002, pp14,15 No 3.

Notes:

Oxfordshire & West Berkshire PAS Record Sheet No: P569

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 294
Date to: Circa AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 8.2 g
Diameter: 27.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th September 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Detectival 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Michael Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Mr Michael Byard

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: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Laureate head right
Obverse inscription: [...]IANVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing left (possibly) holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [GENIO POPVLI ROM]ANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POP ROM
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Leafield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3116
Four figure Latitude: 51.84174835
Four figure longitude: -1.55143938
1:25K map: SP3116
1:10K map: SP31NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 10 months ago
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