SOM-B98EC6: Roman Coin: Nummus of Valens

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Unique ID: SOM-B98EC6

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus of Valens, SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE, mint of Aquileia (probably), 364-78.


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Post AD 364
Date to: Ante AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.62 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 15th July 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Naomi Payne
Identified by: Dr Naomi Payne

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Entry 020303

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Aquileia
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Draped and cuirassed bust with rosette diadem right
Obverse inscription: [DN VA]LEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left with a wreath
Reverse inscription: [SECVRITAS REI] PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: A//SMAQ[] (?)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Queen Camel

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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

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