DOR-0F94C7: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine II

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Unique ID: DOR-0F94C7

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A copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II (AD 317 - 340) dating to AD 320 - 321 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT (standard inscribed VOT XX, captive seated either side) reverse.
Reference: RIC Vol. VII, No. 198
Date: Roman
Diameter: 18.50 mm
Weight: 2.30 g
Die axis: 6

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 320
Date to: Circa AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCMS 017586

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, left, radiate, draped and cuirassed
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS IVN NC

Reverse description: Standard inscribed VOT XX, two captives seated below
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS EXERCIT

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS EXERCIT
Reverse mint mark: //PLN
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII 198

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Charlton Marshall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8701
Four figure Latitude: 50.8084047
Four figure longitude: -2.18586871
1:25K map: ST8701
1:10K map: ST80SE
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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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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