NLM-2381C0: Roman Coin: Nummus of Gratian

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-2381C0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Copper alloy coin. Nummus of Gratian (367-383), Arles mint Emperor standing left issue of 367-375, Reece period 19; frayed.

Obverse description: Bust diademed draped and cuirassed right, pudding basin haircut.

Reverse description: Emperor in military dress standing right with propped shield and labarum; possibly OF in left field, though appearing like an elongated X

Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI]

Diameter: 17.7mm, Weight: 1.15gms, die axis: 12

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 367
Date to: Exactly AD 375

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 17.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 24th August 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: NLM40217

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

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: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Bust diademed draped and cuirassed right, pudding basin haircut

Reverse description: Emperor in military dress standing right with propped shield and labarum
Reverse inscription: [GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI
Reverse mint mark: possibly OF in left field, though appearing like an elongated X
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: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Temple Bruer

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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

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

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