NLM-ACBCBC: Roman Coin: Siliqua, probably of the House of Valentinian

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-ACBCBC

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. Siliqua of an indeterminate later Roman ruler, probably of the House of Valentinian (364-378), clipped with loss of all legends. Style of bust might point to Trier mint, an Urbs Roma issue of 368-378. The finder suggests this may be clipped to conform with the weight of the sceatta coinage found in abundance in the vicinity.

Obverse description: Bust diademed draped and cuirassed right, Large heavenwards eye with slit pupil.

Reverse description: Roma seated left holding globe and vertical sceptre.

Reverse inscription: [VRBS ROMA]

Diameter: 11.6mm, Weight: 0.89gms, die axis: 12

Evidence of reuse: Clipped, possibly to conform with weight of sceatta coinage

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 368
Date to: Exactly AD 378
Period of reuse: EARLY MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.89 g
Diameter: 11.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 31st July 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM39956

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Siliqua
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Valentinian
Primary ruler qualifier: Possibly
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Trier
Mint qualifier: Possibly
Obverse description: Bust diademed draped and cuirassed right, Large heavenwards eye with slit pupil.

Reverse description: Roma seated left holding globe and vertical sceptre
Reverse inscription: [VRBS ROMA]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Keelby

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
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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Audit data

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Updated: 4 months ago

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