BUC-718898: Roman coin: nummus from the house of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-718898

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman nummus from the House of Contantine (AD 306- 364) dating to AD 333-4, Reece period 17. VRBS ROMA type depicting the wolf and twins on the reverse. Mint of Trier. RIC VII page 218, number 553.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 333
Date to: Circa AD 334

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.1 mm
Width: 15.6 mm
Weight: 1.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 6th October 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers Bucks Oct 2017 American Tour 2

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4795

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: Gilded

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Helmetted bust left
Obverse inscription: [VRBS] ROMA

Reverse description: Wolf and twins, two stars and a wreath above
Reverse inscription: TRS

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: Wreath// TRS
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : VII page 218, number 553.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Thornton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7434
Four figure Latitude: 51.99952076
Four figure longitude: -0.92351544
1:25K map: SP7434
1:10K map: SP73SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date Found
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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