IOW-BD81E2: Roman Coin: Nummus, probably of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BD81E2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus, probably of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period c. AD 310-15 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing left. Mint unclear. Mintmark: ? // ?

Obverse: [...]; Laureate bust right.

Reverse: [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]; Sol standing left.

Length: 21.5mm; width: 18.0mm. Weight: 2.63g. DA=12:6.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
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: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 315

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 21.5 mm
Width: 18 mm
Weight: 2.63 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 22nd October 2018 - Monday 22nd October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-338

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: Constantine I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Sol standing left
Reverse inscription: [SOLI INVICTO COMITI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: SOLI INVICTO
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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