BH-FD6E7D: Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-FD6E7D

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A copper-alloy nummus of Valens, dating to the period AD 364 - 367 (Reece period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse depicting Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Mint of Trier. RIC IX, p. 14, no. 7b.

Diameter: 17.5mm; thickness: 1.7mm. Weight: 2.8g.

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 367

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.8 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th April 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 14/67 - 19

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]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse inscription: [SECVRITAS]-REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: - //TRP*
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: Wycombe (District)
To be known as: Ellesborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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