BM-AE5578: Roman coin : nummus of Gratian, REPARATIO REIPVB (obverse)

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Unique ID: BM-AE5578

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367-383), dating to AD 383 (Reece Period 18). Reverse: REPARATIO REI PVB, Emperor raising kneeling woman. Mint of Lyon. RIC IX, p. 48, no. 28a; P. Bastien, Le monnayage de l'atelier de Lyon (363-413), p. 229, no. 184.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 5.76 g
Diameter: 27 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 1995 - Wednesday 31st December 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Vincent Drost
Identified by: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders reference: Bags I-O

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: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N GRATIA-NVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing left, raising kneeling woman
Reverse inscription: REPAR[ATIO-REI PVB]

Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: REPARATIO REI PVB
Reverse mint mark: - S//LVGS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX p. 48, no. 28a

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: Hertsmere (District)
To be known as: Aldenham region

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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