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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-71A412

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman copper-alloy nummus probably of House of Valentinian I dating to the period c. AD 367 to 375 (Reece Period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with wreath and palm. Mint of Siscia. Cf. LRBC , p. 73, refs. 1414, 1415

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.9 mm
Width: 15.9 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.49 g
Diameter: 17.9 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: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valentinian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Siscia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN[TINIAN]VS P [F AVG]

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

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Reverse mint mark: R -/A F//[...]SIS[...]S
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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