SOM-549F41: Roman coin: Siliqua of Valentinian II

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Unique ID: SOM-549F41

Object type certainty: Certain
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A broken Roman silver siliqua of Valentinian II dating from the period AD 375 to 383 (Reece period 19 or 20). VICTORIA AVGGG reverse type depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Mint of Trier. RIC IX, pp. 22, 25; nos. 43/57a; Hoxne p. 139; no. 327

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 375
Date to: Exactly AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15 mm
Width: 11.3 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 0.71 g
Diameter: 15 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 17th June 2013

Rally details.

This object was found at Timeline Detection, Evercreech, 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Solomon Fairfax
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 23

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valentinian II
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: [D N VALE]NTINIANVS IV[N P F AVG]

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: [VICTORIA AV]GGG

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIA AVGGG
Reverse mint mark: TRPS
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: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Milton Clevedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6536
Four figure Latitude: 51.12220703
Four figure longitude: -2.50147161
1:25K map: ST6536
1:10K map: ST63NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SOM
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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