KENT-2D80EB: Illegible AE3 Nummus of the House of Valentinian

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-2D80EB

Object type certainty: Certain
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A highly worn and degraded probable 4th century roman nummus (AE3). Illegible Ruler and type, c.AD296-402 (Reece periods 15-21). Possibly from the House of Valentinian c. AD 364 to 378 (Reece Period 19)

Obverse: Cuirassed bust right. Legend:llegible. Reverse: Illegible. Legend: Illegible.

Measurements: 16.16mm in diameter, 1.47mm thick and 1.g in weight.

Discussion: It has been suggested by Sam Moorhead (2013, 141), National Finds Advisor on roman coinage, that nummi of the Arles mint under the House of Valentinian (AD364 to 392) are particurlarly prone to corroding to this orangey-brown colour.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.4 mm
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 16.16 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet

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: Uncertain - 4th century
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Swale (District)
To be known as: Sheldwich

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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