LON-DEB2B4: A Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337) dating to the period AD326-328 (Reece period 16).

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-DEB2B4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337) dating to the period AD 326-328 (Reece period 16). PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG reverse type depicting a campgate with two turrets, star above. Mint of Thessalonica. As RIC VII p. 518, no. 153.

Obverse description: Laureate bust right

Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG

Reverse description: A campgate with two turrets, star above.

Reverse inscription: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG

Dimensions: diameter: 18.74mm; weight: 2.85g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 326
Date to: Circa AD 328

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.85 g
Diameter: 18.74 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Thessalonica
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG

Reverse description: Camp Gate with two turrets and star between
Reverse inscription: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG
Reverse mint mark: - •//SMTS(ε)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 518, no. 153

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.5035277
Four figure longitude: -0.09955492
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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