BERK-678FCB: Roman coin: nummus of Decentius

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-678FCB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Decentius dating to the period AD 351 to 353 (Reece Period 18). VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE reverse type depicting two Victories holding a wreath inscribed Vot/V/MVLT/X with supporting column. Obverse: D N DECENTIVS NOB CAES; bare headed and cuirassed right. Mint of Lyon. Mint mark //RSLG. RIC VIII: 123,124

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 351
Date to: Circa AD 353

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 5.67 g
Diameter: 23 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helena Costas
Identified by: Ms Helena Costas

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 0003

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: Decentius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Two Victories holding a wreath inscribed Vot/V/MVLT/X with supporting column.
Obverse inscription: D N DECENTIVS NOB CAES

Reverse description: Bare headed and cuir. bust, right
Reverse inscription: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE(S)
Reverse mint mark: //RSLG
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VIII Page 186

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Crowmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6186
Four figure Latitude: 51.56958062
Four figure longitude: -1.12127055
1:25K map: SU6186
1:10K map: SU68NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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