OXON-F4C79A: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: OXON-F4C79A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman fractional (half) nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 310-311 (Reece Period 15). MARTI CONSERV reverse type, depicting Mars in military dress with spear and shield. Mint of Trier. As RIC VI, p. 227, no. 897.

Notes:

MARTI CONSERV half

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.610

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: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing with shield and spear
Reverse inscription: MARTI-CONSERV

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
RIC Identifier: RIC VI Treveri 897
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI CONSERV
Reverse mint mark: -//[P]TR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 227, no. 897

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Chaddleworth

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 11 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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