FASAM-D2B3F8: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantine I RIC VI 746

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Unique ID: FASAM-D2B3F8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy quarter-nummus of Constantine I as Caesar (AD 306-7), dating to AD 307 (Reece Period 15), PLVR NATAL FEL in wreath. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 213, no. 746. This coin is very rare; it is the only example on the PAS Database, and the British Museum does not have a specimen. It is listed as a quarter-follis/nummus in RIC, but I am sceptical. At only 0.68g (and in good condition) is surely has to be a smaller denomination. These fractions of nummi do need more research.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 307
Date to: Circa AD 307

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14 mm
Weight: 0.68 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th August 2018 - Sunday 19th August 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Constantine I
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C

Reverse description: PLVR / NATAL / FEL in wreath
Reverse inscription: PLVR NATAL FEL

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: PLVR/NATAL/FEL in wreath
Reverse mint mark: - // -
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 213, no. 746

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Winterbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1634
Four figure Latitude: 51.10507909
Four figure longitude: -1.77284889
1:25K map: SU1634
1:10K map: SU13SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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