SWYOR-538B82: Coin; nummus of valens

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Unique ID: SWYOR-538B82

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A copper alloy Roman coin: a nummus of Valens (364-378AD), Gloria Romanorum type, Aquilea mint. It is 17.9mm in diameter and 1.5mm thick. It weighs2.09gm. Reference: Carson & Kent, Late Roman Bronze Coinage, p. 67, No. 993 or 1012.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: POST MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.09 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 1067

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: Certain
Obverse description: A pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust of the emperor, facing right.
Obverse inscription: DN VALENS PF AVG

Reverse description: The emperor, advancing right, holding a staff and dragging a captive.
Reverse inscription: GLORIA ROMANORUM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: SMAQP
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : 993 or 1012

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Kirk Smeaton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4917
Four figure Latitude: 53.647219
Four figure longitude: -1.260218
1:25K map: SE4917
1:10K map: SE41NE
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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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