SOM-D8E303: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine II as Caesar

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-D8E303

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II as Caesar (317-37), dating from AD 320 (Reece period 16). VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP reverse type depicting two Victories standing holding wreath over an altar decorated with start in wreath. Mint of London; RIC VII, p.108, no. 168 or 169.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 320
Date to: Exactly AD 320

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.91 g
Diameter: 17.7 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: Constantine II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust facing left with high crested helmet, cuirass, spear across right shoulder,
Obverse inscription: [IMP] CONSTAN[-TI]NVS [...]

Reverse description: two Victories standing holding wreath over an altar decorated with star in wreath
Reverse inscription: VICTORI [AE L]A[ETAE PRINC PE]RP

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP (or variant)
Reverse mint mark: star in wreath//PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

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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