IOW-DB4847: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-DB4847

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine, probably Constans, dating to the period AD 347-348 (Reece period 17). Possibly a contemporary copy. VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN reverse type depicting Two Victories standing facing one another holding wreaths. Prototype of the mint of Trier. Mintmark: D//TR[P]

Obverse: [CON](STAN)-[]; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VICTORIAE [DD AVGGQ NN]; Two Victories standing facing one another holding wreaths.

Diameter: 14.5mm. Weight: 1.14g. DA=12:1.

CF. RIC VIII, p. 152, no. 196.

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 347
Date to: Exactly AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.14 g
Diameter: 14.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th February 2018 - Sunday 11th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-37

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: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [CON](STAN)-[…]

Reverse description: Two Victories standing facing one another holding wreaths
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE [DD AVGGQ NN]

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN
Reverse mint mark: D//TR[P]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p. 152, no. 196

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: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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