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Unique ID: BERK-7EEE17

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn and clipped copper alloy Roman nummus (AE3) from the House of Valentinian, dating to the period AD 364-375 (Reece period 19), SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse type. Uncertain mint. Interestingly, this coin has been clipped to honour the outline profile of the bust of the emperor. The reason for this is unknown and there is no evidence of any mounts or attachments on the reverse to convert it into a brooch or other decorative object. This cutting out of the bust has been noted on other coins, including another of this same issue (see BERK-474AB2). See CAM-EC24C6 for a denarius of Julia Mamaea which has been cut in a similar manner, and SOMDOR-DC6398 for a piece of Postumus or Victorinus.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 15.5 mm
Width: 15.1 mm
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.6 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 31st March 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2017.103

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
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: Clipped away

Reverse description: Victory advancing left
Reverse inscription: Clipped away

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
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: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Hannington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5253
Four figure Latitude: 51.2737836
Four figure longitude: -1.25594386
1:25K map: SU5253
1:10K map: SU55SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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