BERK-2DE64C: Roman coin: Solidus of Theodosius I

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-2DE64C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman gold solidus of Theodosius I (AD 379-395), dating to the period AD 379-383 (Reece Period 20). VICTOR-IA AVGG reverse type depicting Two emperors, nimbate, seated facing on throne, the one on the right holding mappa and together holding globe. Between and behind, a Victory with outspread wings; below, a palm branch. Mint of Milan: -//COM. As Hoxne, no. 17; RIC IX, pp. 77-78, nos. 5f, 8b.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 379
Date to: Circa AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.22 mm
Weight: 4.3 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2017.337

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Theodosius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Mediolanum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Two emperors, nimbate, seated facing on throne, the one on the right holding mappa and together holding globe. Between and behind, a Victory with outspread wings; below, a palm branch.
Reverse inscription: VICTOR-IA AVGG

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: -//COM
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX pp. 77-78, nos. 5f, 8b
  • Hoxne : no. 17

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: South Oxfordshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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