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Unique ID: DUR-611513

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus of Valens (364-78) minted 364-5, possibly in Lyons.

Obv; pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N (VALEN)- S P F AVG

Rev; Emperor standing, holding standard and Victory on globe; (RESTITVTOR REIP)

LRBC, p.51, c.f.274

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 365

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.5 g
Diameter: 19.68 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st May 1996

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: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N (VALEN)- S P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing, holding standard and Victory on globe
Reverse inscription: (RESTITVTOR REIP)

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: RESTITVTOR REI P
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : p.51, c.f.274

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Corbridge (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NY9864
Four figure Latitude: 54.970615
Four figure longitude: -2.032773
1:25K map: NY9864
1:10K map: NY96SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Whilst diving in the River Tyne at Corbridge
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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