BM-199679: Roman coin: nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-199679

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to the period AD 330-331 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA reverse type depicting a She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above. Mint of Trier. As RIC VII, p. 215, no. 529.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 331

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.93 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 30th March 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Mr Richard Ashford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: J2T 18/0200

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 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left
Obverse inscription: VRBS-ROMA

Reverse description: She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above

Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: -//TRP•
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 215, no. 529

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Huntingdon Area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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