CORN-419779: nummus of Diocletian (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-419779

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy nummus of Diocletian (AD 284-305), Reece period 15, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI reverse type depicting Genius standing left, modius on head, chalmys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left. The mintmark is missing in exergue on the reverse and this combination of obverse and reverse was minted in Aquileia, Lyons, Rome and Trier between AD 294 and 303. Cf. RIC VI, p.179, no.141a.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 294
Date to: Exactly AD 303

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 6.65 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 6th October 2018 - Saturday 6th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Caroline Dudley
Identified by: Ms Caroline Dudley
Secondary identifier: Ms Anna Tyacke

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: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [IMP DIOC]LETIANVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing left, modius on head, chalmys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left
Reverse inscription: [GENIO] POPV-LI ROMANI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: missing
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Juliot (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX1192
Four figure Latitude: 50.69685781
Four figure longitude: -4.67755138
1:25K map: SX1192
1:10K map: SX12NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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