SF-554994: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I.

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Unique ID: SF-554994

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to AD 307-308 (Reece Period 15). MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI reverse type depicting helmeted Mars, naked but for chlamys, advancing right holding transverse spear and shield. Mint of Trier. As RIC VI, p. 218, no. 776.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 307
Date to: Circa AD 308

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.2 mm
Weight: 6.22 g
Diameter: 28.48 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 12th October 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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 right.
Obverse inscription: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Mars, naked but for chlamys, advancing right holding transverse spear and shield.
Reverse inscription: MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
RIC Identifier: RIC VI Treveri 776
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI
Reverse mint mark: S A//PTR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VI p. 218, no. 776

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Theberton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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