More Roman Coins from Great Eversden

Following further identification and entry into the Historic Monuments Record and Portable Antiquities Scheme, I am pleased to be able to share with you all the latest Roman coins I have uneartherd from my new Roman site in Great Eversden.  As you will recall, if you have read my ealier post, I have discovered a Roman farmstead which has so far yielded pottery, a quern stone (I must photograph this…its awesome), and around 20 coins and a brooch.

As with the earlier post the coins are all largely mid to late 4th century. Anyhow, they give me a buzz when I find them so I hope you enjoy the pictures and the information about them:

Nummus of Constantius 354-361 AD

Constantius 354-361

Diam. 19mm Weight 2.52g

Material: Copper Alloy

Denomination: Nummus(AE1 AE4)

Obverse: Diademed, bust facing right – Constantius II as Augustus

Obverse Legend: Illegible

Reverse: Emperor standing left holding a globe and a spear

Reverse Inscription: Illegible

Constantius was the longest lived of Constantine the Great’s sons and sucessors, he ruled until AD 361. Upon sucession he recieved the entire eastern empire and once he had annexed Thrace following the death of his brother and then followed this with the deafeat of Magentius he became ruler of the entire empire. Despite his apparent omnipotence Julian II was declared Agustus and Constantius died on his way to fight him.

Nummus from the House of Constantine 330-335 AD

Diam. 18mm Weight 2.5g

Material: Copper Alloy

Denomination: Nummus(AE1 AE4)

Obverse: Helmeted head of Constantinopolis facing left

Obverse Legend: Illegible

Reverse: Victory on a prow with a spectre and shield – symbol of the new Constantinople, New Rome

Reverse Inscription: Illegible

House of Constantine ObvHouse of Constantine REV

Nummus from the House of Constantine (Copy):

Diam. 17mm Weight 2.3g

Material: Copper Alloy

Denomination: Nummus(AE1 AE4)

Obverse: Head facing right

Obverse Legend: Constantinus

Reverse: Two soldiers holding two standards

Reverse Inscription: GLOR[IA] [EXERC] [ITUS]

The coin is badly pitted, bubbly and flaky which may suggest this is not an official coin but rather a local copy

House of Con. Copy OBVHouse of Con. Copy REV

Nummus of the House of Constantine dated 307-318 AD

Diam. 20mm Weight 2.55g

Material: Copper Alloy

Denomination: Nummus(AE1 AE4)

Obverse: Wreathed head facing right

Obverse Legend: [] GENIUS []

Reverse: Genius standing facing with corn measure, cornucopiae etc. On the left side of the figure is an S and to the right an F.

Reverse Inscription: POPROM

Reverse Mark PLN

Mint Mark: London

House of Con (Lon) OBVHouse of Con (LON) REV


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