LON-445023: Roman coin: Late 4th to early 5th century siliqua of uncertain emperor

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-445023

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman silver clipped siliqua of the House of Valentinian or Theodosius with Roma seated left holding spear and victory on globe on reverse. They are first struck c. 364 AD and were thought to stay in use possibly as late as the early 5th century getting progressively more clipped. It measures 12.2mm diameter x 0.7mm thick and weighs 0.7 grams.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 420

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 12.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st June 2009 - Tuesday 30th June 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Kath Creed
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Late 4th/early 5th century
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Laureate bust facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Roma seated left holding spear and victory on globe
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dartford (District)
Parish or ward: Southfleet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ6171
Four figure Latitude: 51.415161
Four figure longitude: 0.313845
1:25K map: TQ6171
1:10K map: TQ67SW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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