A nummus of the type that weighed 1/132 of a pound. Made between AD 330 and 335 at the mint in Trier in modern Germany. It is one of 30 similar coins in the Seaton Down Hoard. This type coin was minted to mark the bravery and fortitude of the soldiers in subduing the barbarous tribes. At a time of civil war and rebellion coins such as these would have given out a propaganda message that the army protected the empire.
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.