SOM-4758D1: Roman coin: clipped siliqua of Magnus Maximus

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Unique ID: SOM-4758D1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman silver heavily clipped siliqua probably of Theodosius (379-95), CONCORDIA AVGGG reverse (Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, foot on prow, holding sceptre and cornucopiae), minted at Trier, AD 383-388, RIC IX Trier 83a

Evidence of reuse: Clipped

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 383
Date to: Exactly AD 388

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.11 g
Diameter: 13.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 3rd December 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC 020762

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Theodosius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: DN (THE)[ODO - SIVS P F AV]G

Reverse description: Constantinopolis seated facing, head turned to right, right foot resting on prow, holding a cornucopiae in her left hand and vertical sceptre in her right

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX Trier 83a

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Ilchester

Spatial coordinates

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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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