Friday, September 26, 2014

And the Millionth PAS ....

"find is a Roman coin in a  hoard of 22,000 others dating to around AD341 found in Seaton, Devon. The copper alloy coin, called a nummus, was struck in AD 332 at the mint of Lyon (Gaul). It shows the personification of Constantinopolis on the obverse and a Victory on prow on the reverse. This very common type was struck by Constantine the Great across the Empire to celebrate the inauguration of the new city of Constantinople which was to become the capital of the Eastern Empire."

Congratulations again to Roger Bland and the Portable Antiquities Scheme for this achievement.  

1 comment:

John H said...

I have to say Mr Tompa, that without doubt, the UK's Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS) has achieved with the eager and spectacular help of the UK's thousands of detectorists, a major, heritage asset.

Already, many academic studies are in being thanks to this world-beating scheme.

The future looks bright indeed.

Best wishes

John Howland