WREX-10E317: Copper alloy nummus of House of Constantine (Reece period 17)

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COIN

Unique ID: WREX-10E317

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 330-333 (Reece period 17).
Obverse: [CONS]TANTI-NVS M(AX AVG), Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS reverse type depicting Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.
Mint of Thessalonica: -//SMTSA
As RIC VII, p. 524, no. 183.

Diameter: 17.4mm; weight: 1.7g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 306
Date to: Circa AD 337

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 18th June 2018 - Monday 17th September 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Susie White
Identified by: Dr Susie White
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NWales PAS 170918/9

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Thessalonica
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [CONS]TANTI-NVS M(AX AVG)

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing either side of two standards
Reverse inscription: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: -//SMTSA
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 524, no. 183

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Denbighshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Bodfari

Spatial coordinates


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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found while metal detecting.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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