LIN-504982: COIN - early medieval gold tremissis of the Merovingian 'mint and moneyer' or 'national' series

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Unique ID: LIN-504982

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An early medieval gold tremissis of the Merovingian 'mint and moneyer' or 'national' series dating to c.AD580-670, mint: Coriallum (modern Cherbourg, France), moneyer: Rignicharius (Belfort 1639, Prou 302). Ref: Belfort 1982, vol 1: 467; Prous 1892: 71. 

Diameter: 12.29 mm; Thickness: 0.95 mm; Weight: 1.39g

This is the first Merovingian tremissis of this type recorded on the PAS database. 18.11.2021

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 580
Date to: Circa AD 670

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.95 mm
Weight: 1.39 g
Diameter: 12.29 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th October 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tremissis
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (Tremissis)
Category: Coin of Merovingian Francia

Type: Merovingian tremissis
Obverse description: Right-facing diademed bust breaking the inscription.
Obverse inscription: CORI ALLO+
Reverse description: Latin cross on a globe above three concave lines, the top and bottom formed of pellets, the middle formed of a plain line with a pellet at each end; star either side of cross.
Reverse inscription: +RIGNI CHARI+
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Horncastle area

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
de Belfort, A. 1892 Description generale des monnaies merovingienne Paris Au siège de la société Française de numismatique vol 1: p. 467 no. 1639
Prou, M 1892 Les monnaies merovingiennes Paris Rollin and Feuardent p. 71, pl. V no. 21 no. 302

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Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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