SUR-A45E11: Roman coin:  Nummus, possibly of Valens

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Unique ID: SUR-A45E11

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy nummus of Valens (364-78), Mint of Trier, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Victory adv left with wreath, 364-75. c.f. LRBC no.92/94


This coin is from an issue of the House of Valentinian that was only struck at Trier in Germany. It is not possible to be certain of the mintmark, but it appears to be -//TRP. This mark is only recorded for Valentinian I (LRBC 92) and Gratian (LRBC 94). These coins are rarely found as site finds.

Find of note status

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


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 364
Date to: AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 13.81 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Rebecca Venn
Identified by: Ms Rebecca Venn
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 08.441

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [DN V]ALEN[S P F AVG]

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: GL[ORIA ROMANORVM]

Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: probably -//TRP

Coin references

  • LRBC : p. 47, c.f. 92/94

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0047
Four figure Latitude: 51.213457
Four figure longitude: -0.569694
1:25K map: TQ0047
1:10K map: TQ04NW
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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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