BM-40E021: Roman coin: nummus of Gratian, contemporary copy

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COIN

Unique ID: BM-40E021

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper-alloy Roman nummus of Gratian (AD 367-383), possibly a contemporary copy, dating to the period AD 367-375 (Reece period 19). Possibly a GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI reverse type depicting the Emperor standing holding standard and leaning on shield. Uncertain mint.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 13.47 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: 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: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: [...]

Reverse description: Emperor standing holding standard and leaning on shield
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI]

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI
Reverse mint mark: []//[]
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Probably

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Icklingham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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