SF-57E495: Roman Nummus of Theodosius late issue rare in Britain

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-57E495

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn copper alloy nummus, probably of Theodosius I, c.383-387 AD. Reverse: VICTORIA AVGGG, Two victories standing with wreaths.

Notes:

This late coin is very rarely found in Britain

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 383
Date to: Circa AD 387

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 13.55 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st May 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Theodosius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]IVS[...] [large letters suggesting Theodosius]

Reverse description: Two victories standing with wreaths
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA AVGGG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: . .//[]

Coin references

  • LRBC : cf 790

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Icklingham, Suffolk

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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