BH-3DA934: Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-3DA934

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364-378); SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse; minted at Arles, Second period, AD 367-375. Ref.: RIC Vol. IX, p. 66, no. 17b.

Dimensions: 19.4mm diameter, 1.3mm thick. Weight: 2.1g.

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 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 7th January 2012

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/7 - 5

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: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N VA[LEN]-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse inscription: [SECV]RITAS REIPVBLICAE (nb. 'A and E' ligated)

Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: - //PCON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Watlington

Spatial coordinates


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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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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