IOW-97DD9D: Roman Coin: Nummus

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-97DD9D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete Roman copper-alloy nummus of Constantine I (AD 306-337), dating to the period c. AD 321-323 (Reece period 16). BEATA TRANQVILLITAS reverse type depicting a globe on an altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, three stars above. Unclear mint: [ ]//[ ]

Obverse: C[ONST]AN-TINVS AVG; Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: B[EAT]A TRAN-QVILLITAS; A globe on an altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, three stars above.

Length: 18.1mm; width 16.8. Weight: 1.72g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 321
Date to: Circa AD 323

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.1 mm
Width: 16.8 mm
Weight: 1.72 g

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-2-83

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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]
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [ONST]AN-TINVS AVG

Reverse description: A globe on an altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX, three stars above
Reverse inscription: B[EAT]A TRAN-QVILLITAS

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Reverse mint mark: [ ]//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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