BH-97B3E0: Roman coin: AE 3 of Constans (probably)

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-97B3E0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Roman nummus of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to the period AD 364-367 (Reece period 19). [SECVRITAS-REI PVBLICAE] reverse type depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Mint of Lyon. As RIC IX, p. 44, no. 12i(a).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 367

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 2.22 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 10th January 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 06/11 - 11

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: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: [SECVRITAS-REI PVBLICAE]

Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: -//PLV[G]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • RIC : IX p. 44, no. 12i(a)

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Stondon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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