DEV-543FEF: Roman coin: nummus of Constans

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COIN

Unique ID: DEV-543FEF

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn copper-alloy Roman nummus probably of Constans (AD 333-350), dating to the period c.AD 347-348 (Reece Period 17). [VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN] reverse type depicting two Victories facing each other holding wreaths. Mint unknown.

13.2mm in diameter, 1.83mm thick, weight 1.12g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 347
Date to: Circa AD 346

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 13.2 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: Constans
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Unclear diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Two Victories facing each other holding wreaths
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ.NN
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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