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SF-C89878: Roman coin: nummus of Constans.

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Unique ID: SF-C89878

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Constans (AD 333-350) dating to the period AD 333-335 (Reece Period 17). GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS reverse type depicting two soldiers holding spear and shield; two standards between them. Mint of Rome. As RIC VII, p. 339, no. 353.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 333
Date to: Circa AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.19 mm
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 17.73 mm

Discovery dates

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

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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: Constans
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: FL CONSTANS NOB CAE[S]

Reverse description: Two soldiers holding spear and shield; two standards between them.
Reverse inscription: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Reverse mint mark: //R (wreath) T
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : VII p. 339, no. 353

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

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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