DOR-5A0B0D: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: DOR-5A0B0D

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A copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306 - 337) dating to AD 312 - 313 (Reece period 15) GENIO POP ROM reverse type depicting Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.
Mint mark: //MOST[-] mint of Ostia
RIC vol VI, no.74.
Date: Roman
Diameter: 22.2 mm
Weight: 4.10 g.
Die axis: 12

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 312
Date to: Circa AD 313

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.1 g
Diameter: 22.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 13th August 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Lucy Bevan
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017546

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: Ostia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust, right, laureate, cuirassed.
Obverse inscription: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae
Reverse inscription: GENIO P[OP] ROM

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POP ROM
Reverse mint mark: //MOST[-]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Marnhull (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7920
Four figure Latitude: 50.97902161
Four figure longitude: -2.300505
1:25K map: ST7920
1:10K map: ST72SE
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

References cited

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Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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