PUBLIC-885B9F: Valens AE3

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COIN

Unique ID: PUBLIC-885B9F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to AD 375-378 (Reece period 19). Obverse : DN VALEN-S P F AVG, Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SECVRITAS-REI PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm branch. Mint of Lyon. As RIC IX, p. 46, no. 23a.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 375
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 23rd March 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Identified by: Mr Tony Bishenden
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

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: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left with wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS-REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: C I//LVG[P]
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: Dover (District)
To be known as: Sandwich

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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: PUBLIC
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Updated: About one year ago

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