Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Burnished Brass and a Roman nummus

Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chrysitis

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Last night I had 17 moth species including 2 new ones: Scalloped Oak and Ash-bark Knot-horn. The prize was a Burnished Brass. 
  I'm having camera problems at the moment, the camera and flash suddenly don't like each other and the result is gross underexposure. The correction requires a high ISO. Having spent hours trying to figure out the problem and failing, I'm taking the outfit to local expert Tony at Camercal tomorrow morning.
  On Saturday I found 2 medieval artefacts and a small Roman coin, a GLORIA EXERCITVS nummus of the house of Constantine:

AD 335-41, 14mm diameter, weight 1g.
obverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG (Constantine the great Emperor)
reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS (great army) two soldiers standing either side of two standards

cast copper alloy mount with hook and loop, possibly from
a sword belt (post medieval 16th/17th century)

strap loop (Medieval 1350-1400)

Ash-bark Knot-horn, Euzophera pinguis 

Burnished Brass, Diachrysia chrysitis
Common Wainscot, Mythimna pallens 

Elder Pearl, Anania coronata

Flounced Rustic, Luperina testacea 

Garden Grass-veneer, Chrysoteuchia culmella

Iron Prominent, Notodonta dromedarius

Knot Grass, Acronicta rumicis 

Light Brown Apple Moth, Epiphyas postvittana 

Lime-speck Pug, Eupithecia centaureata 

Pearl Veneer, Agriphila straminella 

Peppered Moth, Biston betularia 

Rush Veneer, Nomophila noctuella

Scalloped Oak, Crocallis elinguaria 

Scarce Footman, Eilema complana

Shuttle-shaped Dart male, Agrotis puta

Shuttle-shaped Dart female, Agrotis puta

Twenty-plume Moth, Alucita hexadactyla 

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