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Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constantine II (coin)

Ownership/credit: RAMM acquired the coins with help from Clinton Devon Estates, Thomson Reuters, Devon County Council and many members of the public. A generous donation by Patrick Long will ensure that the coins are preserved for inspiration and wonder of children.

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Ownership/credit: RAMM acquired the coins with help from Clinton Devon Estates, Thomson Reuters, Devon County Council and many members of the public. A generous donation by Patrick Long will ensure that the coins are preserved for inspiration and wonder of children.

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Descriptions

A nummus of the type that weighed 1/132 of a pound. It is one of 65 similar coins from the Seaton Down Hoard made around AD 330-335 in Arles, modern France, and issued by Constantine II.

The inscription ‘GLORIA EXERCITVS’ means ‘the glory of the army’ and was seen as a celebration of the bravery and fortitude of the soldiers and their military successes. The image depicts two soldiers and their standards and was a common image on coinage.

This object is on display at RAMM in the Making History gallery.

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