SOM-1FD7CA: Roman coin: Silver siliqua of honorius or arcadius

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Unique ID: SOM-1FD7CA

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A Roman silver siliqua of Arcadius, dating to c. AD 395-402 (Reece Period 21). VIRTVS ROMANORVM reverse type, depicting Roma, seated left on a cuirass holding a reversed spear and a victory on a globe. Mint of Milan. RIC X, p. 321, no. 1227. Uncertain mint. Clipped to CF2.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 395
Date to: Circa AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.89 g
Diameter: 14.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt: 019758

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Arcadius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Mint or issue place: Mediolanum
Obverse description: Diademed, draped cuirassed bust right, eastern pteryges
Obverse inscription: D N (ARCADI) - (VS P F AVG)

Reverse description: Roma seated left on a cuirass holding a reversed spear and victory on globe.
Reverse inscription: [...]RVM

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: - // [MDPS]
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : X p. 321, no. 1227

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
Parish or ward: Woolavington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3541
Four figure Latitude: 51.16453681
Four figure longitude: -2.93098035
1:25K map: ST3541
1:10K map: ST34SE
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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Created: About one year ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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