KENT-DEF360: Solidus of Jovinus

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Unique ID: KENT-DEF360

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gold solidus of Jovinus (411-13), RESTITVTOR REIP, Trier, RIC X, 1704.

Jovinus was a usurper (unofficial emperor) who reigned in Gaul from AD 411-413. The coin is in very good condition, with little or no wear, although there is a small split at the edge behind the Emperor's head.


Sold at Morton and Eden (Auction) on 23/24 November 2004 to an Italian Dealer

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: AD 411
Date to: AD 413

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.03 mm
Weight: 4.47 g
Diameter: 20.56 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th May 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Identified by: Dr Andrew Richardson
Secondary identifier: Mr Richard Abdy

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Jovinus
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Obverse description: Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Emperor right
Obverse inscription: D N IOVINVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing right, holding standard, trampling barbarian, with a Victory crowning him with laurel.
Reverse inscription: RESTITVTOR REIPVB

Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: T/R//COMOB

Coin references

  • RIC : X 1704

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Ashford (District)
To be known as: Willesborough Lees

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Woodland
Specific landuse: Undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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