Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constantine I

Description
A nummus of the type that weighed 1/96 of a pound. Made in AD 317-324 in Cyzicus (a Greek colony in Turkey), it is one of the earlier nummi from the Seaton Down hoard. The coin was issued by Constantine I and depicts the god Jupiter and the text reads that Jupiter is the protector of the Emperor.

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.
20/2016/52/1
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Common Name
Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constantine I
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
coin, nummus (1/96 of a pound) of Constantine I
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
317
Production Year High
324
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
Constantine I
Inscription / Transcription
; IOVI CONSERVATORI

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