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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-969504

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

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.1 mm
Width: 15.6 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.97 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2014 - Wednesday 13th August 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Robert Webley
Identified by: Mr Robert Webley

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 16732

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: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Bust pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed facing right
Obverse inscription: [D N VALE]N-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left with wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
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: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Kingsdon CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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