DEV-533E93: Roman coin: nummus of House of Constantine

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Unique ID: DEV-533E93

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A Roman copper alloy nummus of the House of Constantine, dating to AD 330-335 (Reece Period 17). GLORIA EXERCITUS, two soldiers with two standards. No surviving mint mark.

The coin is very worn, with corrosion leaving the obverse almost totally illegible.

14.4mm in diameter, 1.3mm thick, weight 0.81g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 337

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 14.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - Tuesday 5th March 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Lucy Shipley
Identified by: Dr Lucy Shipley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018282

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]
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Two soldiers standing flanking two standards
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA EXERCITVS]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Pitney (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4428
Four figure Latitude: 51.04860508
Four figure longitude: -2.80025934
1:25K map: ST4428
1:10K map: ST42NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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