DENO-37EF24: Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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Unique ID: DENO-37EF24

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Roman nummus of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to the period AD 367-378 (Reece Period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type, depicting a Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Mint of Arles. LRBC: p. 56 no. 528 or 532.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 367
Date to: Exactly AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 2.59 g
Diameter: 17.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 4th April 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Elsa Fergadiotou
Identified by: Miss Elsa Fergadiotou

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8515 Bag B

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: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed draped bust right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REI PVBLIC[AE]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: - -//PCON
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • LRBC : 528 or 532

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Staunton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7944
Four figure Latitude: 52.98752256
Four figure longitude: -0.82463453
1:25K map: SK7944
1:10K map: SK74SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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