KENT-9350ED: Roman nummus SPES REI PVBLICE – emperor standing left or right?

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Unique ID: KENT-9350ED

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A heavily worn copper-alloy Roman nummus possibly of Constantius II (AD 323-361) or Julian (AD 355-363)dating to the period AD 355-61 (Reece period 18). Uncertain reverse type possibly 'SPES REI-PVBLICE', depicting an emperor standing left holding globe and spear. Uncertain mint.

Measurements: 16.39mm in diameter, 1.5mm thick and 1.67g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 355
Date to: Circa AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.67 g
Diameter: 16.39 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Bareheaded? bust right.
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Emperor, in military dress standing left holding globe and spear
Reverse inscription: [SPES REI PVBLICE]

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: SPES REI PVBLICE
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Adisham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2053
Four figure Latitude: 51.23375378
Four figure longitude: 1.14998739
1:25K map: TR2053
1:10K map: TR25SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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