WMID-847713: Roman coin: Complete nummus of House of Valentinian

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-847713

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

A complete copper alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian (AD 364 to AD 378), dating to the period AD 364 to AD 378 (Reece Period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Mint uncertain.

Diameter: 17.5 mm
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.7 g

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
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1.7 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 26th April 2015 - Sunday 26th April 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Teresa Gilmore
Identified by: Miss Teresa Gilmore

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: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Pearl diadem, bust right
Obverse inscription: [ ]P AVG

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

Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: omega/ //unclear
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Worfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO7293
Four figure Latitude: 52.53413806
Four figure longitude: -2.41421325
1:25K map: SO7293
1:10K map: SO79SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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