SOM-D76367: Roman copper alloy nummus of Fausta

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-D76367

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Roman copper alloy nummus of Fausta dating to AD 324 to 330 (Reece period 16). SPES REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting the empress standing holding one or two babies. Mint of Trier. The coin is chipped around the edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 324
Date to: Exactly AD 330

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.11 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 8th August 2018 - Thursday 8th November 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Edward Caswell
Identified by: Mr Edward Caswell

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017898

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: Fausta
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Female bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG

Reverse description: Spes standing holding two infants.
Reverse inscription: SPES REIP-VBLI[CAE]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SPES REI PVBLICAE (Fausta)
Reverse mint mark: -//[...]PTR[...]
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Misterton

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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