BH-DB0942: Roman coin: nummus of Theodosius I

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-DB0942

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy nummus of Theodosius I dating to the period AD 388 to 395 (Reece period 21). SALVS REI PVBLICAE reverse type depicting Victory advancing left, holding trophy and dragging captive; barred rho to left. Mint unclear.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 388
Date to: Circa AD 395

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.36 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 18th June 2016

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Philippa Walton
Identified by: Dr Philippa Walton

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: Theodosius I
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N THEODO[...]

Reverse description: Victory advancing left with trophy and dragging captive; barred rho in left field
Reverse inscription: SAL[VS REI PVBLICAE]

Fourth Century reverse type: SALVS REI PVBLICAE
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
District: Bedford (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Melchbourne and Yielden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0166
Four figure Latitude: 52.28287192
Four figure longitude: -0.52085413
1:25K map: TL0166
1:10K map: TL06NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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