LON-B16A49: A copper-alloy Roman nummus fraction (half-nummus) of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 310-311

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Unique ID: LON-B16A49

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A copper-alloy Roman nummus fraction (half-nummus) of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period AD 310-311 (Reece Period 15). MARTI CONSERV reverse type, depicting Mars in military dress with spear and shield. Mint of Trier. RIC VI, p. 227, no. 897.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG: Laureate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: MARTI CONSERV: Mars standing right with spear and holding shield

Dimensions: diameter: 17.62; weight: 2.21g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 310
Date to: Circa AD 311

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.21 g
Diameter: 17.62 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Stuart Wyatt
Identified by: Mr Stuart Wyatt

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]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: CONSTANTINVS AVG

Reverse description: Mars standing right with spear and holding shield
Reverse inscription: MARTI CONSERV

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: MARTI CONSERV
Reverse mint mark: PTR
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)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1981
Four figure Latitude: 51.5275955
Four figure longitude: -1.72751046
1:25K map: SU1981
1:10K map: SU18SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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