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Unique ID: DUR-A93BA2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy nummus, probably of Valentinian I (364-75), minted in Arles

Rev- SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE; Victory left with wreath and palm

This is a coin of Arles, rather than Lyons, because it is struck in the third workshop (OF III) - Arles had three workshops, Lyons only two.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.73 mm
Weight: 1.8 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN....-...

Reverse description: Victory left with wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: OF III//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
Parish or ward: Aislaby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE8583
Four figure Latitude: 54.235657
Four figure longitude: -0.697397
1:25K map: SE8583
1:10K map: SE88SE
Grid reference source: From finder
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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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