SOM-CF1054: Roman Coin: Nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-CF1054

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Valens (364-378), SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse (Victory advancing left with wreath and palm), minted at Aquileia, AD 364-367, LRBC pt II no.999. The edges are chipped.

Notes:

Found with SOM-CF6110 which is of identical type.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 367

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2.55 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20846

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: Diademed and draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: DN V[A]LE[N]-S PF AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left with wreath in right hand and palm in left
Reverse inscription: SE[CVRITAS] REPVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: star over crescent/-//SMAQP
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : II 999

Spatial metadata

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

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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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