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Unique ID: CAM-D1C083

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A fourth century Roman coin (Nummus), Gratian c. 367 - 383 AD. Obverse - Diademed, draped and cuirassed, bust to right. Reverse - Gratian facing, Head left, holding labarum and leaning on shield, In Ex - con.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 367
Date to: AD 383

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.57 mm
Weight: 2.13 g
Diameter: 18.22 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 15th September 2004

Personal details

Recorded by: Mr Chris Montague
Identified by: Mr Chris Montague

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finds Identification Day. Norris Museum St Ives

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

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
Obverse description: Diademed, draped and cuirassed. Bust to right.
Obverse inscription: DN GRATIANVS AVGG AVG

Reverse description: Gratian standing facing head facing left, holding labarum and leaning on shield. In Ex con.
Reverse inscription: GLORIA VOVI SAECULI

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Reverse mint mark: . OF | I || CON X
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Holywell-cum-Needingworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL5171
Four figure Latitude: 52.316341
Four figure longitude: 0.213845
1:25K map: TL5171
1:10K map: TL57SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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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Updated: 7 years ago

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