IOW-8396C7: IOW-8396C7 Roman Coin: Nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-8396C7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Valens dating to the period AD 367 to 375. GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type. Mint of Thessalonica. Reece period 19. Mintmark: -/gamma//[T]ES. Cf. LRBC p. 79, no. 1729 passim.

Obverse: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; DN VALENS PF AVG
Reverse: Emperor with standard dragging captive right; [GLORIA ROMANORVM]

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 367
Date to: Exactly AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.98 g
Diameter: 17.56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 14th March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-4-127

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: Thessalonica
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: DN VALENS PF AVG

Reverse description: Emperor with standard dragging captive right
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA ROMANORVM]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: -/gamma//[T]ES
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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