WMID-E4DEE1: Roman coin, a silver siliqua of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-E4DEE1

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Roman siliqua of Valens dating from 28th March 364 to 24th August 367 AD. The coin was minted in Lugdunum (modern Lyon).

Obverse legend: D N VALENS PF AVG (Emperor diademed and draped facing right).

Reverse legend: RESTITVTOR REI P (Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum with hook and cross on shaft and Victory on globe.

Mint mark probably PLVG.

Reece period 19.

RIC number 6(h).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.05 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 15.37 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Tuesday 8th November 2011

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Emperor diademed and draped facing right
Obverse inscription: D N VALENS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum with hook and cross on shaft and Victory on globe.
Reverse inscription: RESTITVTOR REI P

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: RESTITVTOR REI P
Reverse mint mark: Probably PLVG in exergue
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX 6(h)

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: North Rauceby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0046
Four figure Latitude: 53.001992
Four figure longitude: -0.511296
1:25K map: TF0046
1:10K map: TF04NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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