Roman coin for ID

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Roman coin for ID

Post by cammann » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:29 pm

Hi All, I found this roman coin using the Equinox 800 with Freds program at around 5 inches deep in a ploughed (and very muddy) field. I guestimate it to be Roman and between 300-400 AD but thats complete conjecture based on it being 2 fields away from a Roman Road and Roman burial mound of around those dates and next to another field where I've had coins of a similar date. Is anyone able to tell me what type of coin it is and an approximate date please?
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Re: Roman coin for ID

Post by Napoléon's lover » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:26 pm

:D
It's a Constantinus II nummus.
Reverse : CAESARVM NOSTRORVM

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Re: Roman coin for ID

Post by cammann » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:29 pm

Thanks Napoléon's lover. Is a Nummus and follis the same thing? Thanks to your ID I found some other coins online which look like the one I found described as "Follis 316-337 XF Constantine II as Caesar" - would this be the same thing or a different coin?
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Re: Roman coin for ID

Post by Napoléon's lover » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:37 pm

It's the same, I didn't know how we said "Constantine" in English so I said the Latin name : "Constantinus"
And follis and Nummus is the same coin, juste a different name according to the differents numismatist. ::g

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Re: Roman coin for ID

Post by cammann » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:24 pm

"....And follis and Nummus is the same coin, juste a different name according to the differents numismatist.." I've always wondered about the difference. Thanks for the explanation.
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