BH-71D8F7: Roman coin: nummus of Gratian

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Unique ID: BH-71D8F7

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A copper-alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367-383); GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse type; minted at Arles, AD 367-375; RIC Vol. IX, no. 15 (mintmark no. xii(a) or xiii(a)). The coin is incomplete and slightly worn and corroded. It measures 15mm in diameter, 1.6mm thick and weighs 1.1g.


This coin has been treated by the finder, resulting in a black coating.

Class: Nummus

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th September 2009

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/115 - 49

Materials and construction

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

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: [Pearl-]diademed, [draped] and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: [DN GRATIANVS AVGG AVG]

Reverse description: Emperor standing facing, head left, holding labarum in right hand and leaning on shield with left.
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NO-VI SA]ECVLI

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: [OF] I//[(T)CON(*)]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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