LANCUM-4D828F: Copper-alloy nummus of Diocletian

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Unique ID: LANCUM-4D828F

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Roman copper-alloy nummus of Diocletian, dating to AD 298 - 299. Mint of Trier. Obverse of laureate, cuirassed bust, right: IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG. Reverse of Genius, standing left, holding cornucopia and patera: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI. Mintmark.: B/*//TR. The coin is 27.0mm in diameter, 2.4mm in thickness and weighs 6.23g.

RIC V, Trier, p. 187, no. 278a.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 298
Date to: Exactly AD 299

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.4 mm
Weight: 6.23 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th October 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Lydia Prosser
Identified by: Mr Matthew Ball

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 169

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Diocletian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Right-facing laureate and cuirassed bust
Obverse inscription: IMP DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Genius, standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
Reverse inscription: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Reverse mint mark: B/*//TR
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Allerdale (District)
To be known as: near Cockermouth

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: LANCUM
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