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PAS-8C57D5: Roman coin: Nummus of Valentinian I

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Unique ID: PAS-8C57D5

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

A Roman copper-alloy nummus of Valentinian I dating to the period AD 367 to 375 (Reece period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting the Emperor advancing right with a standard and dragging a captive. Mint of Arles. See LRBC no. 525 (p. 56).

This coin has suffered some losses to its circumference. It measures 18.2 by 16.1 by 1.7mm and weighs 1.81g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 367
Date to: Exactly AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.2 mm
Width: 16.1 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.81 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 2nd April 2015 - Thursday 2nd April 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tour find MS10

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed and draped bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [D N V]ALENT[...] (VS) P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right; holding labarum and dragging captive from left
Reverse inscription: [GLO]RIA [RO]MANORVM

Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: -//SCON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : 525 (p. 56)

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Middle Aston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP4826
Four figure Latitude: 51.93045132
Four figure longitude: -1.30331237
1:25K map: SP4826
1:10K map: SP42NE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers England Detecting Tours March 2015
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PAS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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