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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-714B77

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian dating to the period AD 364 to 378 (Reece Period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with wreath and palm. Mint unclear.

This coin is very worn and corroded and has suffered some losses to its circumference.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.6 mm
Width: 15.2 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.46 g
Diameter: 16.6 mm

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 22372

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: Victory advancing left, with wreath in right hand and palm in left
Reverse inscription: Illegible [SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE]

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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

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