WMID-19AD62: WMID-19AD62: Roman coin: Nummus of House of Valentinian

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Unique ID: WMID-19AD62

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy nummus of Gratian dating to the period AD 367 to 375 (Reece period 19). GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse type depicting emperor standing right holding spear and shield. Mint of Arles.

Diameter: 16.11mm
Thickness: 1.09mm
Weight: 1.4 grams

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.09 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 16.11 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2012 - Wednesday 5th September 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Secondary identifier: Dr Philippa Walton

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: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Emperor standing right, holding spear and shield
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI
Reverse mint mark: -/-//[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: North Rauceby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0046
Four figure Latitude: 53.001992
Four figure longitude: -0.511296
1:25K map: TF0046
1:10K map: TF04NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 6 years ago

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