ESS-4B212E: Roman coin: nummus of House Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-4B212E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period AD 330-340 (Reece period 17). [VRBS]-ROMA reverse type depicting a She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above. Unclear mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.64 g
Diameter: 15.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Materials and construction

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

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]
Obverse description: Helmeted bust of Roma facing left
Obverse inscription: [VRBS]-ROMA

Reverse description: She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above.

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Uttlesford (District)
Parish or ward: Thaxted (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5932
Four figure Latitude: 51.96374416
Four figure longitude: 0.3128821
1:25K map: TL5932
1:10K map: TL53SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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