PUBLIC-09D906: DN DECENTIVS

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-09D906

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Decentius (AD 350-353), dating to the period AD 352-353 (Reece period 18). VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES reverse type,depicting two Victories holding a wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X, supported on a short column. Mint of Lyon. As RIC VIII, p. 186, no. 122. Measurements: 17.93mm in diameter, 1.82mm thick and 2.53g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 352
Date to: Circa AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.82 mm
Weight: 2.53 g
Diameter: 17.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Joe Rey
Identified by: Mr Joe Rey
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: Decentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Bare headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N DECENTIVS NOB (CAES)

Reverse description: Two Victories holding a wreath inscribed VOT/V/MVLT/X, supported on a short column
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(S)
Reverse mint mark: -//RSLC
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII p. 186, no. 122

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Bluntisham

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: Finder Peter Dight
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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