BM-8E97C8: Roman coin : solidus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-8E97C8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gold solidus of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to AD 364-367 (Reece Period 19). Reverse: RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE, Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. Mint of Trier. RIC IX, p. 13, no. 1 var.; G. Depeyrot, Les monnaies d'or de Constantin II à Zénon (337-491), p. 113, no. 21/2.

Notes:

The mint-mark TR (wreath) is unlisted in RIC for Valens. Depeyrot records two similar specimens.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 364
Date to: Exactly AD 367

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.41 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
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 right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe
Reverse inscription: RESTITVTOR-REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: - -//TR (wreath)
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX 1var

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Cranborne Chase

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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