HESH-7B7888: Roman Coin: Nummus of the Emperor Theodosius (379-395).

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Unique ID: HESH-7B7888

Object type certainty: Certain
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Nummus of the Emperor Theodosius (379-395). The reverse is encrusted in corrosion.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 379
Date to: AD 395

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 13.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 1840

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

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: Theodosius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Obverse description: Diadem crowned, draped, and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [D N T]HEODOSIVS PF AVG

Reverse description: The reverse is encrusted with corrosion and soil. It is likely that there is a standing figure with arm outstretched but the detail can only be seen under raking light.

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Leominster

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Agricultural or drainage work
Discovery circumstances: Discovered by agricultural workers (Irish Potato pickers)
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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