BUC-F59BB6: Roman Gold solidus of Gratian

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Unique ID: BUC-F59BB6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold solidus of Gratian, mint of Constantinople, CONCORDIA AVGGGI, AD 378-83. RIC IX, p. 223, no. 45a


The I at the end of the reverse inscription and the CON in the exergue mean that this coin was struck in the 7th workshop of the mint of Constantinople. The OB is an abbrevation for Obryziacum aurum (= pure gold).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 378
Date to: AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.48 g
Diameter: 19.61 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed r.
Obverse inscription: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Constantinopolis, helmeted, seated facing, head r., on throne ornamented with lions' heads, hdg. sceptre and globe; r. foot on prow
Reverse inscription: CONCORDIA AVGGGI

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: -//CONOB

Coin references

  • RIC : IX p. 223, no. 45a

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
To be known as: Silverstone

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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