BH-6D8982: Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-6D8982

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A copper-alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364-378); SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse; minted at Rome, AD 367-378. Ref.: RIC Vol. IX, p. 121/122, nos. 24b/28a. Measures 18.2mm in diameter, 1.5mm thick and weighs 2.2g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 367
Date to: Exactly AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st August 2011

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/153 - 2

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

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

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: - //SM(leaf)RB (as mm xiv)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


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

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