CORN-246518: nummus of Constantine I (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-246518

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy nummus of the emperor Constantine I (AD 306-337), Reece period 17, GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type with two soldiers standing facing holding reversed spears and resting the other hand on their shield with two standards between them. The mint mark on the reverse is • PLG so mint of Lugdunum or Lyons. The combination of the break in the Emperor's name in the obverse inscription and the presence of a pellet before the letters of the mint mark compares to RIC VII, p.137, no.236, which is dated from AD 330-331.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 331

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 24th September 2018 - Monday 24th September 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: 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: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped and cuirassed bust facing right with rosette diadem
Obverse inscription: [C]ONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing facing holding reversed spears and resting the other hand on their shield, between two standards.
Reverse inscription: GLORIA [EXERCIT]VS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: • PLG
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII, no.236

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
Parish or ward: Caistor St. Edmund (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TG2303
Four figure Latitude: 52.57905744
Four figure longitude: 1.28990908
1:25K map: TG2303
1:10K map: TG20SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 2 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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