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Unique ID: PUBLIC-091945

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Roman solidus of Valentinian II (AD 375-392), dating to the period c.388-392 (Reece period 21). 

Obverse:  D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. 

Reverse: VICTOR-IA AVGG, Two emperors, nimbate, seated facing, together holding globe. Behind and between them the upper portion of a Victory with outspread wings; between them below, a palm-branch

Mint of Trier: T R//COM

Hoxne no. 24; RIC IX, p. 30, no. 90(a)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 388
Date to: Circa AD 392

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.5 g
Diameter: 21 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valentinian II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Obverse description: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Two emperors, nimbate, seated facing, together holding globe. Behind and between them the upper portion of a Victory with outspread wings; between them below, a palm-branch
Reverse inscription: VICTOR-IA AVGG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: T R//COM
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX p. 30, no. 90(a)
  • Hoxne : no. 24

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: Walesby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF1290
Four figure Latitude: 53.39496121
Four figure longitude: -0.31714184
1:25K map: TF1290
1:10K map: TF19SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Audit data

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

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