SOM-64D791: Roman coin: nummus of Arcadius

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-64D791

Object type certainty: Certain
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Roman copper-alloy nummus of Arcadius (AD 383-408) dating to the period AD 388-402 (Reece period 21). VICTORIA AVGGG reverse type depicting Victory advancing left with wreath. Mint unclear. The coin is chipped to one side with c.5% missing.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 388
Date to: Circa AD 402

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 12.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1960 - Thursday 1st January 2015

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 018210

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: Arcadius
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 21 [388-402]
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: [D N ARC]ADI[VS P F AVG]

Reverse description: Victory advancing left with wreath and palm
Reverse inscription: [VICTORI]-A AVGG(G)

Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor
Fourth Century reverse type: VICTORIA AVGGG
Reverse mint mark: Illegible
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
Parish or ward: Stoke St. Michael (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST6447
Four figure Latitude: 51.22105252
Four figure longitude: -2.51686445
1:25K map: ST6447
1:10K map: ST64NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Unknown
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

No references cited so far.

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