Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constantine II

Description
A nummus of the type that weighed 1/96 of a pound. Made around AD 324-330 it is probably an unofficial copy of a coin of Constantius II. These copies were commonplace and, as they were of relatively low value coins, people seemed to have been happy to use them.
The reverse of this coin depicts the fortified gates of a Roman camp, fortress or city. This was a popular image on coins of this time and probably was intended to stress the security provided by the Roman empire.
Accession Loan No.
20/2016/86
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
coin, nummus (1/96 of a pound) of Constantius II
Collector / Excavator
Alex Farnell, AC Archaeology
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Mint
(Trier)
Common Name
Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constantine II
Material
copper alloy
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Contintent
Europe
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Year Low
324
Production Year High
330
Collection Parish
Seaton
Collection Town
Seaton
Collection County
Devon
Collection Site Name
near Gatcombe Farm
Issuer Person
Constantius II
Inscription / Transcription
; [PROVIDENTIAE AVGG]
Family Group

Created At
2017-08-30 20:08:13
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:40

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