LEIC-A19286: Roman copper alloy nummus of Gratian

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Unique ID: LEIC-A19286

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Clipped Roman silver siliqua, possibly of Gratian (367-83), VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Trier, 379-83 (RIC IX 58a cf. Hoxne 433). It is possible that this is a coin of Magnus Maxiumus.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 379
Date to: AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 25th March 1998

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Wendy Scott
Identified by: Ms Wendy Scott
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 305

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: right facing diademed bust
Obverse inscription: D N ...

Reverse description: Roma seated facing, holding globe and spear
Reverse inscription: [VIRTVS ROMANORVM]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Charnwood (District)
Parish or ward: Barkby Thorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6308
Four figure Latitude: 52.666063
Four figure longitude: -1.069872
1:25K map: SK6308
1:10K map: SK60NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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