SOM-F6320E: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-F6320E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper alloy nummus of Constantine I (317-337) dating to AD 307-318 (Reece period 15). SOLI INVICTO COMITI reverse type depicting Sol standing left with globe in right hand and whip in left. Mint of London..

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 307
Date to: Exactly AD 318

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.46 g
Diameter: 22.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 7th November 2018 - Thursday 7th February 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Edward Caswell
Identified by: Mr Edward Caswell
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017858

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 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS P AVG

Reverse description: Sol standing facing right with gold in right hand and whip in left
Reverse inscription: Illegible

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Idmiston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1837
Four figure Latitude: 51.13199606
Four figure longitude: -1.74413426
1:25K map: SU1837
1:10K map: SU13NE
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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Updated: 4 months ago

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