HAMP-A52102: Roman coin: Irregular siliqua copying Valens

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Unique ID: HAMP-A52102

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A contemporary, silver plated copper-alloy copy of a 4th-century Roman siliqua of Valens, dating to the period c. AD 364 to 378 (Reece period 19). RESTITVTOR REI P reverse type depicting the Emperor standing facing holding labarum and Victory on globe. Mint of 'Trier'.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16 mm
Width: 15.1 mm
Thickness: 1.25 mm
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st June 2011 - Friday 30th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3242

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
Surface Treatment: White metal coated

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: Possibly
Obverse description: Bust diademed and draped facing right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing facing head right holding labarum with hook on shaft and Victory on globe
Reverse inscription: RESTIT[VTOR] REI P

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: RESTITVTOR REI P
Reverse mint mark: TRS
Status: Contemporary copy (Plated copy)
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
To be known as: Thruxton CP

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

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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