SOM-EED37B: Roman Coin: Nummus of Gratian

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-EED37B

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Valentinian or Gratian, dating to AD 367-375 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM Reverse type, depicting the emporer advancing right, holding a standard marked with a Chi-Rho in the right field, and dragging a captive in the left. Minted in Lyons. RIC IX, pg. 46, no. 20, xivb.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.83 g
Diameter: 17.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2016 - Thursday 23rd February 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019094

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: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: DN GR[...]

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right, dragging captive left and holding standard right, marked with chiro. O in upper left, F II flanking standard.
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA ROM]ANORVM

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: O / F II // [L]VGSD
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: South Somerset (District)
To be known as: Martock CP

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

References cited

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