BM-DEF9C1: Roman coin: contemporary copy of a coin of Constantine II

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-DEF9C1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus, contemporary copy of a coin of Constantine II (AD 317-340), dating to the period AD 324-330 (Reece period 17). PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS reverse type depicting a Campgate with two turrets, a star above. Prototype of the mint of Trier. Cf. RIC VII, p. 212, no. 505.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 324
Date to: Circa AD 330

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.47 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 4th September 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: XA 17/0724

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 II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTI-[...]

Reverse description: Campgate with two turrets, a star above
Reverse inscription: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
Reverse mint mark: -//(P)TRE
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

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
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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