PUBLIC-BCAAC5: COIN.

Rights Holder: Leonard Eeles
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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-BCAAC5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of the house of Constantine, dating to the period c.AD 330-331 (Reece period 17). VRBS ROMA reverse type depicting a She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above. Mint of Trier. cf. RIC VII, p. 214, no. 522 passim.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 331

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 17th April 2019 - Wednesday 17th April 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Len Eeles
Identified by: Mr Len Eeles
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Helmeted bust of Roma facing left.
Obverse inscription: [VR]BS ROMA.

Reverse description: She-wolf suckling twins, two stars above

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Wolf and Twins [VRBS ROMA]
Reverse mint mark: -//TRP[•?]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 214, no. 522 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: West Wratting (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL6052
Four figure Latitude: 52.14312071
Four figure longitude: 0.33678262
1:25K map: TL6052
1:10K map: TL65SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: While searching cultivated land.
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: About one month ago

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