BH-889AD7: Roman coin: nummus of Gratian

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Unique ID: BH-889AD7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367-383); GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse, minted at Lyon, AD 367-375; RIC no. 20c.

The coin is missing a small portion; the remaining coin has a dark green patina, is slightly corroded and shows little wear. It measures 16.7mm in diameter, 1.7mm thick and weighs 2.27g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.27 g
Diameter: 16.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th February 2011

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/54 - 2

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and [cuirassed] bust right.
Obverse inscription: [DN GRATIAN]-VS AVGG AVG

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right, dragging captive with right hand, holding labarum in left.
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA ROM]ANOR[VM]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: O FII//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX, p. 46

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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