HAMP-5903A7: Roman coin : Nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-5903A7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Roman nummus probably of Valens (AD 364-78), SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse around winged victory advancing left holding wreath. Minted probably at Arles, second period, AD 367-375 (Reece period 19). The coin is worn and corroded.
Reference: cf. RIC IX, p.66, 17(b)ix

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
Weight: 1.74 g
Diameter: 16.97 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 21st April 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar
Secondary identifier: Ms Katie Hinds

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3725

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valens
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: [...] S P F AV[G]

Reverse description: Winged victory advancing left holding wreath
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: ·/-//?
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Somerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5027
Four figure Latitude: 51.93926574
Four figure longitude: -1.27408252
1:25K map: SP5027
1:10K map: SP52NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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