HESH-7F3AB7: Roman Coin: Nummus of Emperor Gratian post 378 AD

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Unique ID: HESH-7F3AB7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Broken nummus of emperor Gratian (probably) post 378 AD

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 378
Date to: AD 387

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.47 g
Diameter: 14.9 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: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Obverse description: Diadem crowned bust right
Obverse inscription: Lost

Reverse description: Standing emperor raising slave from feet. Emperor holding victory (or possibly pheonix) on arm.
Reverse inscription: Lost

Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

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

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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