Copper Roman coin called a centenionalis. On one side is a picture of either Emperor Constans (337 - 350) or Emperor Constantius II (337 - 361). The emperor is wearing a cloak and a type of thin crown called a diadem. The words on this side of the coin are very worn but you can just make out the letters ""Consta"". On the other side is a picture of a standing figure spearing a kneeling one. Around this are the words ""Fel Temp Reparatio"" or ""the return of better times"". These words were used on coins struck after the coinage reform of 346 AD.This coin is one of nearly 4,000 Roman coins which were found by a workman laying a water pipe opposite number 56 Wandle Road on 9th March 1903. The coins had been buried in two earthenware jars. This spectacular find came to be known as ""the Wandle Hoard"". Most of the coins are now in the British Museum.
Depth 2 mm, diameter 22 mm
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