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Unique ID: PUBLIC-86BB37

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A corroded copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period c.AD 321-324 (Reece period 16). BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS (or derivative) reverse type depicting a Globe on an altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX; above three stars. Mint of London. Cf. RIC VII, p. 111, no. 221 passim.

Measurements: Diameter: 17.36 mm,Thickness: 1.48 mm and Weight: 1.4 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 321
Date to: Circa AD 324

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.48 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 17.36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 12th May 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David Clarke
Identified by: Mr David Clarke
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 I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Londinium
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Laureate and cuirassed(?) bust right, possible sceptre in right hand?
Obverse inscription: [CON]STAN-T[INVS AVG]

Reverse description: Globe on altar, inscribed VOT/IS/XX; above three stars.
Reverse inscription: BE[ATA TRAN-QVILLIT]AS

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Reverse mint mark: -//PLO(N)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : VII cf. p. 111, no. 221 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Barham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1950
Four figure Latitude: 51.20720284
Four figure longitude: 1.13385496
1:25K map: TR1950
1:10K map: TR15SE
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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: About one month ago

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