ASHM-D9A46E: Roman coin; siliqua of Magnus Maximus

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Unique ID: ASHM-D9A46E

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A silver Roman siliqua of Magnus Maximus (AD 383-388), dating to the period AD 383-388. Reece Period 20. VIRTUS RO-MANORUM reverse type, minted in Trier. RIC IX 84b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 383
Date to: Circa AD 388

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 15.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2015

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr Alison Pollard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD007

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Magnus Maximus
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed, r.
Obverse inscription: DN MAG MAX-IMVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Roma seated facing, head l, on throne, holding globe and reversed spear.
Reverse inscription: VIRTVS RO-MANORVM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: TRPS
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX 84b

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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