SOM-A8EB52: Roman Coin: Nummus of Valens

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Unique ID: SOM-A8EB52

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus of Valens, SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE, mint of Arles, 364-75. C. f. LRBC Part II, p. 56, no. 502.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 364
Date to: Ante AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.6 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th October 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020060

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: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped bust with pearl diadem, right
Obverse inscription: DN VALEN-[S P F AVG]

Reverse description: Victory walking left with a wreath
Reverse inscription: SECVRI[TAS] REI PVB[LICAE]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: ./ //SCON (?)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • LRBC : Part II p. 56, no. 502

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Haversham Cum Little Linford

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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