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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-225F64

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus probably of the House of Valentinian dating to the period c. AD 364 to 378 (Reece Period 19). Probably GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting emperor advancing right with standard in left hand, dragging captive with right. Mint unclear.

Extremely corroded and worn this coin has also lost around a fifth of its flan to old damage.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.4 mm
Width: 13.5 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.26 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th July 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 22369

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Bust [pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed] facing right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right with standard in left hand, dragging captive with right (probably)
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
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: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Somerton

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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