DUR-E65563: Coin: Nummus of Valens

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Unique ID: DUR-E65563

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy nummus of Valens, SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE, Victory left with wreath, Trier, AD 364-378.

Finder's reference - No. JS.16

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.35 mm
Weight: 1.6 g
Diameter: 18.25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th October 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Dr Robert Collins

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: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: DN VAL[ENS PF AVG]

Reverse description: Victory left with wreath
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REI PVLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
District: County Durham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Seaham Area

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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