Rights Holder: Leonard Eeles
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-43C151

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete copper alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, possibly a contemporary copy, dating to the period c.AD 330-340 (Reece period 17). CONSTANTINOPOLIS reverse type depicting Victory left on a prow holding shield and sceptre. Prototype of the mint of Trier: Mint mark []//T[R]P.

Approximately 15% of small flan missing due to break.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 17th October 2017 - Tuesday 17th October 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Len Eeles
Identified by: Mr Len Eeles
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Helmeted bust facing left.
Obverse inscription: [CON]STAN-TINOPOLIS

Reverse description: Victory on prow of Galley, holding Shield and Sceptre.

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: []//T[R]P
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Carlton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6254
Four figure Latitude: 52.1605039
Four figure longitude: 0.36693625
1:25K map: TL6254
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: While searching cultivated land.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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