NCL-7D1AAB: Constantius I

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Unique ID: NCL-7D1AAB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 310-312 (Reece period 15). CONCO-R-D MILIT reverse type depicting Concordia standing left holding two standards. Mint of London. This is a variant of RIC VI, p. 136, no. 195. The type is published by Cloke and Toone (2015: pp. 176-177, no. 7.04.007), who note seven examples from just two obverse dies.

Weight 3.04g; Diameter 22.95mm; Thickness 1.95mm;

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 312

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.95 mm
Weight: 3.04 g
Diameter: 22.95 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Andrew Agate
Identified by: Mr Andrew Agate
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: #9056

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
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust left in mantle holding eagle-tipped sceptre
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Concordia standing left holding two standards
Reverse inscription: CONCO-R-D MILIT

Fourth Century reverse type: CONCORD MILIT
Reverse mint mark: - *//PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 136, no. 195 var
  • Cloke and Toone, The London Mint : pp. 176-177, no. 7.04.007

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Eden (District)
Parish or ward: Hesket (District Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY4938
Four figure Latitude: 54.73437529
Four figure longitude: -2.79354927
1:25K map: NY4938
1:10K map: NY43NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Discovered while metal detecting
Current location: GNM
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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