ASHM-93DA56: Roman coin; nummus of Valentinian

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COIN

Unique ID: ASHM-93DA56

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Roman nummus of Valens (AD 364-378), dating to the period AD 367-375 (Reece period 19). SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. Mint of Siscia. As RIC IX, p. 147, no. 15b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

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
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 17.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013 - Tuesday 31st December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Dr Alison Pollard
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD309

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
Obverse description: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Obverse inscription: DN VAL[EN]-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreath in left hand and palm in right.
Reverse inscription: [...]RITAS-REI PVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: R (S?)/A -//(A)SISCE
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates


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

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: Wednesday 13th September 2017
Updated: Thursday 14th September 2017

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