PUBLIC-7D9BD6: Nummus of House of Theodosius

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-7D9BD6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy nummus of Honorius or Theodosius II dating to the period AD 408-423. (Reece Period 22). Reverse type GLORIA ROMANORVM depicting two emperors standing holding globe between them. Uncertain mint. Cf; RIC X, p. 272, nos 407ff.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Potential for inclusion in Britannia

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Donated to a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 408
Date to: Exactly AD 423

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.48 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 22nd May 2015

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr David Calow
Identified by: Mr David Calow
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: FLE15 1116 (5801)

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: Theodosius II
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Two emperors standing holding globe between them
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA ROMANORVM]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : v X p 272 cf no 407 passim

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
To be known as: Flexford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector during controlled archaeological investigation
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Undisturbed grassland

References cited

No references cited so far.

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