Seaton Down Hoard coin, nummus of Licinius I

A nummus of the type that weighed 1/96 of a pound. Made in AD 317-324 in Nicomedia (modern Izmit in Turkey) it is one of the earlier nummi from the Seaton Down hoard. The coin was issued by Licinius 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.

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 Licinius I
Simple Name
Inscription Transcription
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
Production Year High

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coin, nummus (1/96 of a pound) of Licinius I