Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constans

This is one of the latest coins in the Seaton Down hoard. It could have been made in AD 348, suggesting that the hoard was buried not long afterwards.

It is the only example of this type of coins from the Seaton Down Hoard. It was made between AD 341 and AD 348 in Trier, in modern Germany and issued by Constans.

This coin depicts two Victories and was issued to mark the continued success of Constantius II and Constans, Constantine I’s two surviving sons and co-Emperors.

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.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Collection Class
Devon archaeology
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collector Excavator
Alex Farnell, AC Archaeology
copper alloy
Common Name
Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Constans
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
; Two Victories
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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coin, nummus (1/132 of a pound), of Constans