SOM-EAED1B: Pierced Roman coin: nummus, probably of the House of Valentinian

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-EAED1B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman nummus, probably of the House of Valentinian dating to the period AD 364 - 378 (Reece period 19). Probably GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting the emperor advancing right holding standard and dragging captive. Uncertain mint.

the coin has been pieced with a worn circular piercing produced by unclear method near the edge at 7 o'clock on the obverse and 11 o'clock on the obverse. The hole has worn thorugh to the edge.

Evidence of reuse: Pierced

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378
Period of reuse: ROMAN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17352

Materials and construction

Primary material: Lead
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]VS PF AVG

Reverse description: Possibly emperor advancing right holding standard and dragging captive
Reverse inscription: Illegible

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: Illgible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Kimpton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU2749
Four figure Latitude: 51.23954521
Four figure longitude: -1.61461638
1:25K map: SU2749
1:10K map: SU24NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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