OXON-529C72: Roman coin: Nummus of Gratian

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Unique ID: OXON-529C72

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A worn copper-alloy Roman nummus probably of Gratian and dating to the period AD 378-387. Reece Period 20. VOT XV MVLT XX reverse type featuring wreath. Mint of Lyon.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 378
Date to: Circa AD 387

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 14.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2018.423

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 20 [378-388]
Mint or issue place: Lugdunum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: DN[...]

Reverse description: Inscription within wreath
Reverse inscription: VOT XV MVLT XX

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: VOT / XV / MVLT / XX
Reverse mint mark: //LVGP
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Lyford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3994
Four figure Latitude: 51.64345412
Four figure longitude: -1.43778401
1:25K map: SU3994
1:10K map: SU39SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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