WMID-A02748: WMID-A02748: Roman coin: Nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-A02748

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete struck / hammered copper alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364 to AD 378), dating to the period between AD 364 and AD 378 (Reece Period 19). VICTORIA AVGGG reverse type depicting Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Mint unknown.

Diameter: 16.77 mm
Thickness: 1.60 mm
Weight: 2.0 g

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 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.6 mm
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 16.77 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st November 2012 - Friday 30th November 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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]
Obverse description: Pearl diadem, bust cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: DN VALENS [ ]AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIA AVGGG
Reverse mint mark: unclear
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Idlicote (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2844
Four figure Latitude: 52.093641
Four figure longitude: -1.592709
1:25K map: SP2844
1:10K map: SP24SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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