DOR-903801: Roman coin: nummus of Crispus.

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Unique ID: DOR-903801

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A copper alloy nummus of Crispus (AD 317 - 326) dating to AD 320 (Reece period 16).VIRTVS EXERCIT (two captives seated below standard inscribed VOT XX) reverse type. Mint of Trier
Mint Mark: // STR
Reference: RIC VII, No. 269
Date: Roman
Diameter: 17.79 mm
Weight: 2.67 g
Die axis: 12

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 320

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.67 g
Diameter: 17.79 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 017585

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: Crispus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Bust, left, laureate, spear pointing forwards, shield on left arm
Obverse inscription: CRISPVS NOB CAES

Reverse description: Two captives seated below a standard inscribed VOT XX
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS EXERCIT

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS EXERCIT
Reverse mint mark: //STR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII 269

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: ST8702
Four figure Latitude: 50.81739718
Four figure longitude: -2.18590445
1:25K map: ST8702
1:10K map: ST80SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

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Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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