NLM-4E3405: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-4E3405

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy coin fragment. Nummus of the House of Constantine (306-361), Urbs Roma commemorative issue of 330-340, Lyons mint, Reece period 17. Possibly RIC vol. 7 no. 247, issue of 330-331

Obverse description: Helmeted and mantled bust of Roma left.

Obverse inscription: VRBS [RO]MA

Reverse description: Wolf suckling twins.

In exergue: PLG

Diameter: 16.9mm, Weight: 1.50gms, die axis: 12

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: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 331

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 16.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th June 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39671

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Fragment

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: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted and mantled bust of Roma left
Obverse inscription: VRBS [RO]MA

Reverse description: Wolf suckling twins.

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: In exergue: PLG
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : vol. 7 no. 247

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Market Rasen

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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