NARC-8BDA95: Roman nummus, obverse

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COIN

Unique ID: NARC-8BDA95

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Roman nummus, probably of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to the period AD 364-378 (Reece period 19). [SE]CVRITAS-REI PVB[LICAE] reverse type depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Possibly mint of Arles or Lyon.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 18th May 2004

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: Probably
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arles or Lyons (Valentinianic, 364-75)
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: [SE]CVRITAS-REI PVB[LICAE]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: OF []//[]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Norton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6164
Four figure Latitude: 52.270781
Four figure longitude: -1.107476
1:25K map: SP6164
1:10K map: SP66SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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