CAM-FC44A6: Roman coin: Nummus of House of Valentinian

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Unique ID: CAM-FC44A6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A perforated copper-alloy nummus of Helena, dating to AD 324-6 (Reece Period 16), SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE, Securitas standing left with branch. Mint of Trier. RIC VII, p. 205, cf. 458

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 324
Date to: Circa AD 326

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 13th November 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Helena
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 16 [317-330]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Draped bust right
Obverse inscription: (FL HELENA AVGVSTA)

Reverse description: Securitas standing left holding branch
Reverse inscription: (SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE)

Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICE (Helena)
Reverse mint mark: -//(STR)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: West Wratting

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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