ESS-85E7D5: ESS-85E7D5 Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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Unique ID: ESS-85E7D5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Roman copper alloy coin: Nummus of Constantius II (AD 337-50), dating to AD 347-8 (Reece Period 17), VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath. Mint unclear, but Eastern. Coins of this type are scarce in Britain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 347
Date to: Circa AD 348

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 15.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 5th February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Laura McLean
Identified by: Laura McLean
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester EOF 6531

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: Constantius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Pearl diademed head or bust, right
Obverse inscription: [ ] - TIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: VOT//XX//MVLT//XXX in wreath

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX
Reverse mint mark: -//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Maldon (District)
Parish or ward: Great Totham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8509
Four figure Latitude: 51.749144
Four figure longitude: 0.678601
1:25K map: TL8509
1:10K map: TL80NE
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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