HAMP-061358: Roman coin : solidus of Valentinian I

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Unique ID: HAMP-061358

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Roman gold solidus of Valentinian I (AD 364-75), RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE reverse depciting the emperor in military attire standing, head facing right, holding labarum ornamented with Chi-Ro and victory on globe. Mint of Trier, dating to the first period (25 February AD 364 - 24th August AD 367). Sear suggests a more precise date of AD 364. Reece period 19.
Reference: RIC volume IX, p.13, no.1(a) 1a (A) 7; Sear 19244.

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Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 367

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.51 g
Diameter: 21.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 23rd October 2016 - Sunday 23rd October 2016

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valentinian I
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N VALENTINI-ANVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Valentinian in military attire, standing, head facing right, holding labarum ornamented with Chi-Ro and Victory on globe.
Reverse inscription: RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE

Fourth Century reverse type: RESTITVTOR REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: dot - // TR dot
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : 9 p.13, no.1(a)1a(A)7
  • Sear : 19244

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Arborfield and Newland

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

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