BH-B64B23: Roman coin: solidus of Gratian

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Unique ID: BH-B64B23

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold solidus of Gratian (AD 367-383); VICTORIA AVGG reverse; minted at Milan during the mint's fourth period of AD 378-383. Ref: RIC Vol. IX, p. 77, no. 5d.

The coin has little wear but it is slightly bent and scuffed at one point. It measures 20.6mm in diameter, 0.6mm thick and weighs 4.54g.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 378
Date to: Exactly AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 4.54 g
Diameter: 20.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th September 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Thesaurus group at Offley, Hertfordshire, September 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross
Secondary identifier: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/201 - 77

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Mediolanum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Two emperors seated on throne, facing forward, nimbate; emperor on right holds mappa, both emperors hold central globe; behind, a Victory; below, a palm branch.
Reverse inscription: VICTOR-IA AVGG

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: - //COM
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
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

No references cited so far.

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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