CORN-3A2444: nummus of Valens (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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COIN

Unique ID: CORN-3A2444

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to AD 367-75 (Reece period 19), GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor advancing right, holding standard and dragging captive. Mint of Arles, [OF] (I)//CON* LRBC p. 56, no. 520

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Royal Cornwall Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.17 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 1994 - Friday 31st March 1995

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: coin no.63

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: Valens
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: DN VALEN - [S P F AVG]

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right holding standard and dragging captive
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA RO]MANORVM

Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: [OF] (I) // CON*
Status: Regular

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Maker-with-Rame (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SX4250
Four figure Latitude: 50.32869288
Four figure longitude: -4.22119839
1:25K map: SX4250
1:10K map: SX40NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found in a field with an assemblage of Roman coins.
Current location: Royal Cornwall Museum
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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