DEV-4D9934: Roman coin: nummus of House of Constantine

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Unique ID: DEV-4D9934

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A copper alloy nummus, probably of Constantine I but certainly of the House of Constantine (Reece Period 15; 307-318 AD).

PRINCIPIA IVVENTVTIS reverse type depicting a Prince holding two standards.

No legible mintmark.

21.7mm diameter, 6.5mm thick, weight 1.85g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.85 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th November 2018 - Wednesday 9th January 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 017601

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 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right

Reverse description: Prince standing facing left holding two standards

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Fivehead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3522
Four figure Latitude: 50.99370914
Four figure longitude: -2.92755709
1:25K map: ST3522
1:10K map: ST32SE
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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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