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Unique ID: PUBLIC-AF0E51

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A very worn copper alloy Roman nummus, probably of the House of Valentinian (AD 364-78) (Reece Period 19), unclear reverse type. Mint unclear. The obverse legend appears to be [ ... ]N - [ ... ] which would mean it is for Valens.  The reverse is very unclear, but might just be GLORIA ROMANORVM with emperor holding standard and dragging captive.

Measurements :- Diameter 14.51mm,  Thickness 1.87mm , Weight 2.3g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.87 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 14.51 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 16th October 2021

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ](N?) - [ ... ]

Reverse description: Unclear
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
Parish or ward: Little Blakenham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1048
Four figure Latitude: 52.09048441
Four figure longitude: 1.06400717
1:25K map: TM1048
1:10K map: TM14NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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