IOW-6AC0FC: Roman Coin: Nummus, probably of Gratian

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-6AC0FC

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and worn Roman copper-alloy nummus, probably of Gratian (AD 367-83), dating to the period c. AD 367-78 (Reece period 19). GLORIA ROMANORVM reverse type depicting Emperor advancing right holding standard and dragging captive. Mint unclear. Mintmark: [ ]//[ ]

Obverse: [ ]; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right.

Reverse: [GLORIA ROMANORVM]; Emperor advancing right holding standard and dragging captive.

Diameter: 16.5mm. Weight: 1.51g. DA=12:12.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 367
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.51 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 4th November 2017 - Saturday 4th November 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-8-81

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: Gratian
Primary ruler qualifier: Probably
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [ ]

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right holding standard and dragging captive
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA ROMANORVM]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: [ ]//[ ]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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