Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constantius II

Description
A nummus of the type that weighed 1/132 of a pound. It is a single coin from the Seaton Down Hoard. It was made between AD 335 and AD 337 in Cyzicus,Turkey and issued by Constantius 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 one standard and was a common image on coinage.

RAMM acquired the Seaton Down hoard with help from a generous donation by Patrick and Sally Long, Clinton Devon Estates, Thomson Reuters, Devon County Council and many members of the public. Patrick and Sally Long were particularly keen that the coins are preserved for inspiration and wonder of children.
The conservation and display of the hoard and a project to engage with East Devon schools and communities was funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with further public donations.
Accession Loan No.
20/2016/1026
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constantius II
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
coin, nummus (1/132 of a pound), of Constantius II
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
335
Production Year High
337
Family Group

Material
copper alloy
Collector / Excavator
Alex Farnell, AC Archaeology
Collection Site Name
Seaton Down near Gatcombe Farm
Collection Parish
Seaton
Collection Town
Seaton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Mint
Cyzicus
Issuer Person
Constantius II
Inscription / Transcription
; GLORIA EXERCITVS

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