CORN-791319: nummus of Valens (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-791319

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy nummus of Valens (AD 364-378), Reece period 19, Third Period, c.AD 375-378, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory walking left holding wreath and palm, SM leaf RP in exergue so mint of Rome.

Cf. RIC IX, p.122, no.28a, type xiii (p.115)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 375
Date to: Exactly AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.8 mm
Weight: 1.9 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 18th November 2017 - Saturday 18th November 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

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: Rome
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: D N VALEN-S P F AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left holding a wreath in right hand and a palm branch in left
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE // SM leaf RP

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

Coin references

  • RIC : IX, no.28a

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ludgvan (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW4931
Four figure Latitude: 50.12587073
Four figure longitude: -5.51311465
1:25K map: SW4931
1:10K map: SW41SE
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: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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