HESH-43BC8C: Roman Coin: Nummus of House of Valentinian

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Unique ID: HESH-43BC8C

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy nummus of the House of Valentinian (AD 364-378)

Reverse type: Victory advancing left holding wreath SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE.

Reece period 19.

Possibly from the Rome mint ([S]M? heart/ leaf RP)

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 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.65 g
Diameter: 16.2 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire County Museum Service; Object Entry Form: 3064

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
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diadem crowned draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [...] AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding wreath
Reverse inscription: [SECVRITAS] REIPVBLICAE.

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: // [S]M?leaf RP
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stottesdon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO6782
Four figure Latitude: 52.43497115
Four figure longitude: -2.48682825
1:25K map: SO6782
1:10K map: SO68SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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

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