COIN

Unique ID: FASAM-D4E8C7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy follis of Heraclius (and Heraclius Constantine) (AD 610-41), struck at Constantinople, but overstruck on an earlier coin. It is difficult to be sure which type this coin is because it is overstruck and possibly also doublestruck, but it is probably MIB 159-60 / DOC 76-83 or MIB 164-5 / DOC 105-16. These two issues date to 613-6 and 629-41. It is just possible that the overstrike is DOC 114 which is for 639-40 because it is possible that the date is XXX.

The coin was found by John Capello at Mount Pleasant in Newhaven and shown to Brighton Museum on 10. 12. 1976. The coin was reported to the PAS by Ian Fuller.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Period to: BYZANTINE [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 613
Date to: Circa AD 641

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Heraclius [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Constantinople (Istanbul; Turkey)
Obverse description: Heraclius standing on left, holding long cross(?) and Heraclius Constantine standing on right, holding cross on globe (?). Large cross at 2 o'clock, from undertype.
Obverse inscription: .... - CON....
Reverse description: Large M; below Epsilon; to left, ANNO; to right, XXX - doublestruck, or part of undertype
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

A resized image of Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine follis Constantinople obv

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: East Sussex
District: Lewes
Parish: Newhaven

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4401
Four figure Latitude: 50.79068984 Four figure longitude: 0.04165235
1:25K map: TQ4401
1:10K map: TQ40SW
WOEID: 26345082
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

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Created: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Updated: Tuesday 17th April 2012

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