SOM-8C4516: Roman Coin: Contemporary Copy of a Siliqua of an Uncertain Emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-8C4516

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Contemporary copy of a silver siliqua, copying the VIRTVS ROMANORVM type of 378-388. c.f. Hoxne 913-941

Notes:

This is a particularly crude copy of this type. It might well have been produced in the early 5th century, although at present it is dated to the period of its prototype. It does appear to have been clipped, an activity that probably occurred in the early years of the 5th century.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 378
Date to: AD 388

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 12.4 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2003

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 020237

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Theodosius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Obverse description: Draped bust with pearl diadem right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Roma seated facing, head left
Reverse inscription: [VIRTVS ROMANORVM]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Possibly

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Portesham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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