BH-A79217: Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-A79217

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364-378); SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse, minted at Aquileia, AD 364-378.

The coin is very corroded. It measures 17mm in diameter, 1.6mm thick and weighs 2.2g.

Class: Nummus

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 364
Date to: Exactly AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/38 - 335

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: Pearl-diademed bust right.
Obverse inscription: [DN] VALEN-S [P F] AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse inscription: [SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE]

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Reverse mint mark: (unclear)//SMAQP
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: North Bedfordshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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