OXON-045BC2: Roman coin: Nummus of Constantine

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Unique ID: OXON-045BC2

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A copper alloy Roman nummus (AE2) of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 315-316. Mint of Arles. SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing left. Mintmark S - F across fields //TARL in exergue. RIC VII Arles 63.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 315
Date to: Circa AD 316

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Mr Carl Savage

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2019.150

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: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing right, looking left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe and raising right hand.
Reverse inscription: SOLI INV-[I]-CTO COMITI

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SOLI INVICTO COMITI
Reverse mint mark: S / F //TARL
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Warkworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4840
Four figure Latitude: 52.05631184
Four figure longitude: -1.30135692
1:25K map: SP4840
1:10K map: SP44SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Audit data

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

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