SOM-6B83F1: Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-6B83F1

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Valens (364-378), GLORIA ROMANORVM (Emperor advancing right with standard, dragging captive), minted at Aquileia, AD 367-375, LRBC pt 2 1033.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 367
Date to: Circa AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.08 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st December 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC reciept 20724

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: Aquileia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [DN VALEN]-S PF AVG

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right holding chi-rho standard in left hand and dragging captive behind him with right hand.
Reverse inscription: GLORIA [RO]-MANORVM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: -/*//ASA[Q]P
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Wembdon

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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