SWYOR-7382D0: Roman coin; nummus of Valens, SECURITAS REIPVBLICAE type

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Unique ID: SWYOR-7382D0

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A copper alloy Roman coin; a nummus of Valens (364-378), SECURITAS REIPVBLICAE type (367 – 378). The coin has a diameter of 18.2mm and is 2mm thick. It weighs 2.3g. The coin was minted at Rome and has the mintmark: SM[leaf?]RP For reference see Late Roman Bronze Coinage number 725 or 730.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 367
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 2.3 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 8th October 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Draped and diademed bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: DN V[ALEN] – S P(F A)VG

Reverse description: Victory holding wreath advancing left
Reverse inscription: (SECV)RITAS REIPVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: (SM[leaf?]RP)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

  • LRBC : 725 or 730

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: South Milford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4830
Four figure Latitude: 53.764147
Four figure longitude: -1.273335
1:25K map: SE4830
1:10K map: SE43SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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