SF-438902: Roman Nummus of the House of Theodosius

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Unique ID: SF-438902

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn Roman nummus of the House of Theodosius, c.383-387 AD. Reverse: [VICTORIA AV]GGG, Two victories standing holding wreaths. LRBC pp. 62, reverse type as no. 782.


This scarce issue was struck only at Aquileia and Rome. These coins are rare as site-finds in Britain.

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: Circa AD 383
Date to: Circa AD 387

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.85 g
Diameter: 11.78 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st October 2008

Personal details

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

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Theodosius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: Uncertain

Reverse description: Two Victories standing holding wreaths
Reverse inscription: [VICTORIA AV]GGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: []//[]

Coin references

  • LRBC : 782

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Wickham Skeith

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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hill, P.V. 1960 Late Roman Bronze Coinage London Spink and Son Ltd 62 782

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Audit data

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

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