WMID-55D156: Roman coin: contemporary copy of Constantius II

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-55D156

Object type certainty: Certain
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A probable contemporary copy of a nummus of Constantius II dating to AD 354-361 (Reece period 18). Reverse type appears to depict a soldier spearing a barbarian who has fallen from a horse. Mint unknown.

Overall dimensions: 11.9mm in diameter and 1.47g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 354
Date to: Exactly AD 361

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.47 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Susheela Burford
Identified by: Dr Susheela Burford

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: Constantius II
Reece period: Period 18 [348-364]
Obverse description: Diademed bust right.

Reverse description: Soldier spearing a barbarian who has fallen from a horse.

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Binton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1454
Four figure Latitude: 52.18407336
Four figure longitude: -1.79665096
1:25K map: SP1454
1:10K map: SP15SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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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