SF-193352: Roman coin: solidus of Valentinian III .

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Unique ID: SF-193352

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A gold Roman solidus of Valentinian III (AD 425-455), dating to AD 440-450 (Reece Period 22). VICTORI-A AVGGG reverse type depicting Emperor standing facing holding long cross and Victory on globe; right foot on human-headed coiled serpent, R-M in the field. Mint of Rome. As RIC X, p. 366, no. 2014. The coin is slightly bent and has a crack on the edge.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 440
Date to: Circa AD 450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.12 mm
Weight: 4.45 g
Diameter: 22.49 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th June 2019

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Solidus
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Valentinian III
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N PL[A] VALENTI-NIANVS P F AVG

Reverse description: Emperor standing facing holding long cross and Victory on globe, right foot on human-headed coiled serpent; R-M in the field.
Reverse inscription: VICTORI-A AVGGG

Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine
Reverse mint mark: R-M//COMOB
Status: Regular

Coin references

  • RIC : RIC X, p. 366, no. 2014

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Wantisden

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Recording Institution: SF
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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