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WMID-B80BC3: Roman coin: Siliqua of Valentinian I

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Unique ID: WMID-B80BC3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete siliqua of Valentinian I (AD 364 to AD 375), dating to the period 25th February AD 364 to 24th August AD 367 (Reece Period 19). RESTITVTOR REIP reverse type depicting Emperor standing, faicng, head right, holding labarum with hook on shaft and Victory on Globe. Mint of Lyon (Lugdunum). RIC IX, p 43, no 6(b).

Diameter: 17.3 mm
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.9 g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 367

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Friday 31st January 2014

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valentinian I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, right
Obverse inscription: DN VALENTINI ANVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing, facing, head right, holding labarum (with hook on shaft), and Victory on globe.
Reverse inscription: RESTITV TOR REIP

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: RESTITVTOR REI P
Reverse mint mark: / //SLVG
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: North Rauceby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0046
Four figure Latitude: 53.00199238
Four figure longitude: -0.51129576
1:25K map: TF0046
1:10K map: TF04NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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