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COIN

Unique ID: SF-C6F570

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy contemporary copy of a Roman nummus of the House of Constantine (AD 307-361), dating to AD 330-340 (Reece Period 17). Copying CONSTAN-[TINOPOLIS] obverse type. Reverse type depicting Victory standing left on prow, holding shield and spear. Mint prototype unclear.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Circa AD 340

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.1 mm
Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 14.63 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 22nd August 2019

Personal details

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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
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left; wearing imperial cloak and sceptre behind head.
Obverse inscription: CONSTAN-[TINOPOLIS]

Reverse description: Victory standing left on prow, holding shield and spear.
Reverse inscription: -

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: -//[...]
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Near Bury St Edmunds

Spatial coordinates


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

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