DEV-4DA00E: Roman coin: nummus of Constantine I

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Unique ID: DEV-4DA00E

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A copper alloy Roman nummus (AE1 size) of Constantine I, dating to AD 307-9, Reece Period 15.

CONSTANTINO P AUG B R P NAT reverse type depicting Constantine standing facing holding globe and sceptre. Minted at Trier.

27.1mm diameter, 1.93mm thickness,weight 5.02g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 307
Date to: Circa AD 309

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.93 mm
Weight: 5.02 g
Diameter: 27.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - Wednesday 6th 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 017876

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
Reece period: Period 15 [296-317]
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]NTINVS P

Reverse description: CONSTANTINO P AVG B R P NAT
Reverse inscription: CONSTANTINO.P.AVG[...]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: CONSTANTINO P AVG B R P NAT
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
Parish or ward: Bicton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SY0585
Four figure Latitude: 50.65690269
Four figure longitude: -3.34532221
1:25K map: SY0585
1:10K map: SY05NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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