DOR-881705: Roman coin: Nummus of the House of  Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: DOR-881705

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine dating to AD 330-335 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA obverse with wolf and twins with stars above reverse. The coin is worn. Mint of Trier.
Reference: LRBC Part I, no.70
Mint mark: //TRP*

Date: Roman
Die axis: 6
Diameter: 17.56mm, thickness: 1.79mm, weight: 2.66g

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 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.79 mm
Weight: 2.66 g
Diameter: 17.56 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Sarah Kelman
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 019372

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust of Roma, facing left
Obverse inscription: VRBS ROMA

Reverse description: Wolf and twins with stars above
Reverse inscription: N/A

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: //TRP*
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : Part I No. 70

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Loders (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY4994
Four figure Latitude: 50.74335493
Four figure longitude: -2.72417805
1:25K map: SY4994
1:10K map: SY44SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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