SOM-5CB9D6: Roman coin: Nummus of Arcadius

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-5CB9D6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Arcadius (AD 383-408) dating to the period AD 388-402 (Reece Period 21). Probably VICTORIA AVGGG reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with wreath. Mint unclear.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 388
Date to: Exactly AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 12.4 mm
Width: 12 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.83 g
Diameter: 12.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 3rd March 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22468

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: Arcadius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Obverse description: Bust [pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed] facing right
Obverse inscription: [D N A]RCADIVS P F AV[G]

Reverse description: (Probably) Victory walking left with wreath in right hand
Reverse inscription: [...]AVGG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIA AVGGG
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Cheddelwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Minimal cultivation

References cited

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