IOW-992F0A: Roman Coin: Nummus of uncertain Tetrarchic Ruler

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-992F0A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An almost complete Roman copper-alloy nummus of uncertain Tetrarchic Ruler dating to the period c. AD 294-305 (Reece period 15). GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae. Mint unclear. Mintmark: ? // ?

Obverse: [ ]; Laureate bust right.

Reverse: [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]; Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.

Diameter: 25.4mm. Weight: 7.49g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 294
Date to: Circa AD 305

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.49 g
Diameter: 25.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st August 2018 - Wednesday 1st August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-196

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: Tetrarchic Ruler (uncertain issuer)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: [GENIO POPVLI ROMANI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI CMH
Reverse mint mark: ? // ?
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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