SOM-561304: Roman coin: nummus of Valens

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-561304

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper alloy nummus of Valens dating to AD 364-378 (Reece Period 19). GLORIA ROMANORUM reverse type, depicting the Emperor advancing right dragging a captive and holding a standard. Mint of Arles.

A chip has removed 10% of the flan,

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 364
Date to: Circa AD 378

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.91 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2010 - Monday 7th January 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 017844

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: Valens
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 19 [364-378]
Mint or issue place: Arelatum
Mint qualifier: Certain
Obverse description: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [...]-S PF AVG

Reverse description: Emperor advancing right looking backwards and dragging a captive with his right hand and holding a standard in his left.
Reverse inscription: GLORIA RO-[MANORUM]

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Fourth Century reverse type: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Reverse mint mark: OF-[...]//.CONS[...]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: West Dorset (District)
To be known as: Sherborne CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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