BH-849147: Roman coin: nummus of Gratian

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-849147

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A copper-alloy nummus of Gratian; GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse type; minted at Arles, AD 367-375. The coin has very worn and corroded surfaces. It measures 17.7mm in diameter, 1.3mm thick and weighs 1.95g.

Class: Nummus

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: AD 367
Date to: AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.95 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th August 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/50 - 11

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: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: [Diademed, draped] and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: [D N GRAT]IA[NVS AVGG AVG]

Reverse description: Emperor in military attire, standing, head left, holding standard and leaning on shield.
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NOVI SAEC]VLI

Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: Not visible.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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