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

Seaton Down Hoard

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 1/96 of a pound. Made in AD 317-324 in Nicomedia (modern Izmit in Turkey), it is one of the earlier nummi from the Seaton Down hoard. The coin was issued by Constantine II and depicts the god Jupiter and the text reads that Jupiter is the protector of the Emperor.

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

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