IOW-672B0B: Roman Coin: Nummus of Constantius II or Constans

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Unique ID: IOW-672B0B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete and corroded Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine, either Constantius II (AD 323-361) or Constans (AD 333-350), dating to the period c. AD 335 (Reece period 17). GLORIA EXERCITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers standing either side of two standards. Mint of Lyon: Branch//[P]CON[ST]

Obverse: FL IVL CONSTAN[ ]; Laureate and cuirassed bust right?

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS; Two soldiers standing either side of two standards.

Diameter: 16.8mm. Weight: 2.05g. DA=12:6.

Cf. RIC VII, p. 276, nos. 389-390.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 335
Date to: Circa AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.05 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th December 2018 - Sunday 30th December 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 Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-5

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: Constantius II or Constans (337-350)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right?
Obverse inscription: FL IVL CONSTAN[ ]

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: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: Branch//[P]CON[ST]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 276, nos. 389-390

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 11 days ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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