BH-3DAC5B: Roman coin: nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-3DAC5B

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A complete copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine (AD 307-361), dating to the period c. AD 324-330 (Reece Period 16). PROVIDENTIAE CAESS reverse type depicting a camp gate with two turrets and a star above. Mint of London. RIC VII, p. 116, no. 295 or 297.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 324
Date to: Circa AD 330

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.45 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2008 - Wednesday 1st August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Matthew Fittock

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 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Camp gate with two turrets, star above
Reverse inscription: [PROVI]DEN-TIA CAESS

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS
Reverse mint mark: PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Dunstable (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0121
Four figure Latitude: 51.87842996
Four figure longitude: -0.53416326
1:25K map: TL0121
1:10K map: TL02SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
Discovery circumstances: Found in garden
General landuse: Other

References cited

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