BH-D13221: Roman coin: nummus of Gratian

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-D13221

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A copper-alloy nummus of Gratian, dating from the period AD 367-375 (Reece period 19). GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse depicting the emperor standing facing, head left, holding labarum in right hand and leaning left hand on shield. Mint of Arles. RIC IX, p. 66, no. 15.

Dimensions: 17.8mm diameter, 1.2mm thick. Weight: 1.82g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.82 g
Diameter: 17.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 22nd January 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/64 - 37

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: [D N GRATIANVS AVGG AVG]

Reverse description: Emperor in military attire, standing facing, head left, holding labarum and leaning on shield.
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NO]VI SAE[CVLI]

Die axis measurement: 6 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: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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