LON-EAFAB5: A copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine, commemorative VRBS ROMA issue dating to AD 332.

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Unique ID: LON-EAFAB5

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A copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine, commemorative VRBS ROMA issue dating to AD 332. Reverse Wolf and twins. Reece period 17. Mint of Lyons. RIC VII:138 No.257. This coin was found in the same area as a group of eight nummi LON-E49DB2 and may be associated with these coins.

Dimensions: diameter: 16.97mm; weight: 2.68g.

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma facing left.
Obverse inscription: VRBS/ROMA
Reverse description: Wolf and twins.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins VRBS ROMA
Reverse mint mark: -//Crescent with dot PLG

Subsequent actions

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 332
Date to: Circa AD 332

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.68 g
Diameter: 16.97 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

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
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma facing left.
Obverse inscription: VRBS/ROMA

Reverse description: Wolf and Twins

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: -//Crescent with dot PLG
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Wandsworth (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Thamesfield (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ2475
Four figure Latitude: 51.46040223
Four figure longitude: -0.21650964
1:25K map: TQ2475
1:10K map: TQ27NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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