SOM-8F3E42: Roman Coin: Nummus of Gratian

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Unique ID: SOM-8F3E42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy nummus of Gratian (367-83), VOT XV MVLT XX (wreath), mint of Lyons (probably), c. 379-83. LRBC (1960), p. 52, no. 371.


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 379
Date to: Circa AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 2nd June 2008

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 020268

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: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust with pearl diadem right
Obverse inscription: D N [GRATI]A-NVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Wreath
Reverse inscription: VOT/XV/MVLT/XX

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -//(LVGP/S?)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : Part II p. 52, no. 371

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Central Seachers rally

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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