KENT-951522: Fallen horseman nummus

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Unique ID: KENT-951522

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn Roman copper-alloy nummus, contemporary copy of a coin of the House of Constantine, dating to the period AD 355-361 (Reece period 18). [FEL TEMP REPARATIO] reverse type depicting a Soldier spearing a fallen horseman. Uncertain mint.

Measurements: 12.91mm in diameter, 1.74mm thick and 1.13g 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: 1.74 mm
Weight: 1.13 g
Diameter: 12.91 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Diademed and draped(?) bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Soldier advancing left spearing fallen horseman
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2359
Four figure Latitude: 51.28645736
Four figure longitude: 1.1966269
1:25K map: TR2359
1:10K map: TR25NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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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