Rights Holder: Leonard Eeles
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Unique ID: PUBLIC-77B4EA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine II (AD 317-340), dating to the period c.AD 320-321 (Reece period 16). VIRTVS EXERCIT reverse type depicting a Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive seated either side. Mint of London. As RIC VII, p. 109, no. 190.

The coin has a black patina and has been silver washed, traces remain on the reverse at the base of the Standard between captives and around the Mint mark.

Measurements :- Diameter 18.1mm, thickness 1.8mm, and weight 2.8g. Die Axis 6 o'clock.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 320
Date to: Circa AD 321

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st April 2019 - Sunday 21st April 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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: Constantine II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust left
Obverse inscription: CONSTANT-INVS IVN N C

Reverse description: [VIRTVS]-EXERCIT
Reverse inscription: Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive seated either side

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VIRTVS EXERCIT
Reverse mint mark: -//PLON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 109, no. 190

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 greater than 0.25m

References cited

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