ASHM-DDB18E: Nummus of Gratian

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COIN

Unique ID: ASHM-DDB18E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper-alloy nummus of Gratian (AD 367-383), dating to the period AD 367-375. Reece period 19. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE reverse type. Mint of Aquileia. RIC IX Aquileia 12.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Undergoing further examination at a museum

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 367
Date to: Circa AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 2.1 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Alison Pollard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: ASHMBD829

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: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Aquileia
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Obverse inscription: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG

Reverse description: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse inscription: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: SECVRITAS REI PVBLICAE
Reverse mint mark: //●SMAQ[.]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

  • RIC : IX Aquileia 12

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Childrey

Spatial coordinates


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

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Recording Institution: ASHM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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