SWYOR-DB7EB5: Roman Coin; nummus of Constantius II, FEL TEMP REPARATIO fallen horseman

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A copper alloy Roman coin: a nummus of Constantius II dating from AD 353 - 360 (Reece period 18) FEL TEMP REPARATIO type, depicting a soldier spearing a fallen horseman. Mint of Lyon.

References: Late Roman Bronze Coinage, page 50, numbers 253 or 256; RIC 190. The coin is 12.5mm in diameter and 1.8mm thick. It weighs 1.6gm.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 353
Date to: Circa AD 360

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 12.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th February 2018 - Sunday 18th February 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Identified by: Mr Jack Volunteer Coulthard
Secondary identifier: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3143

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: Constantius II
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: A pearl diademed and draped bust of the emperor, right.
Obverse inscription: [CONSTANT]IVS PF AVG

Reverse description: A soldier, advancing left, spearing a fallen horseman.
Reverse inscription: [FEL TEMP REP]ARATIO

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC VIII Lugdunum 190
Fourth Century reverse type: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Reverse mint mark: CPLG
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • LRBC : 253 or 256

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Ludford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF2289
Four figure Latitude: 53.38376396
Four figure longitude: -0.16722279
1:25K map: TF2289
1:10K map: TF28NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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