Roman coin

Roman 4th century nummus

This Roman coin is very worn around the edges and faded on the faces making it hard to identify. However, information can still be gathered from the coin from features such as the bust facing right (few Roman coins face left) and on the reverse is a standing figure facing left. Below this figure are three letters 'PLG' which is the mint mint mark telling us that this coin was struck in Lyons, France. This means that this coin would have traveled across the English channel and on to the mainland though trade or migration to then some how be left in a field around the Winchester area.

This coin was unearthed by a metal detectorist around the Winchester area.

This item can also be found on the Portable Antiquities Scheme website as: HAMP-022B22

A Roman 4th century nummus minted in France