BH-E1B438: Roman coin: nummus of Gratian

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-E1B438

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367-383); GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse, minted at Arles, AD 367-375; RIC Vol. IX, p. 66, no. 15. The surfaces of the coin are worn and corroded. It measures 17mm in diameter, 1.4mm thick and weighs 1.87g.

Class: Nummus

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.87 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 10th November 2010

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/164 - 8

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: (Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed) bust right.
Obverse inscription: [DN GRATIA]NVS [AVGG AVG]

Reverse description: Emperor standing facing, head left, holding labarum in right hand and resting left on shield.
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI
Reverse mint mark: Not visible.
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX, p. 66, no. 15

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: St. Albans (District)
To be known as: Redbourn

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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