SOM-2BB0C8: Roman coin: Silver siliqua of the house of theodosius

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Unique ID: SOM-2BB0C8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver Roman siliqua of Arcadius (AD 395-408), probably dating to 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. Probably Mint of Milan. RIC X, p. 321, cf. no. 1227. Clipped to CF3.

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: 0.82 g
Diameter: 14.9 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: 019282

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
Mint qualifier: Probably
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [D]N ARC[...]S P F AVG

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

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Reverse mint mark: - // [MDPS?]
Status: Clipped
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : X p. 321, cf. no. 1227

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST3340
Four figure Latitude: 51.15531491
Four figure longitude: -2.95939263
1:25K map: ST3340
1:10K map: ST34SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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