ESS-80D308: Roman coin: Nummus of the House of Valentinian

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-80D308

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of the House of Valentinian, dating to the period AD 364-378 (Reece period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Mint of Arles.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 2.04 g
Diameter: 17.15 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Katie Marsden
Identified by: Miss Katie Marsden
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: [...]S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: [SECVRITAS REI] PVBL[ICAE]

Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: []//[...C]ON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Hardwick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8018
Four figure Latitude: 51.85486665
Four figure longitude: -0.83985102
1:25K map: SP8018
1:10K map: SP81NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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