WMID-8FC217: Early Medieval coin: Byzantine follis of Heraclius (obverse and reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-8FC217

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete struck/ hammered copper alloy Byzantinian follis of Heraclius, minted in Nicomedia during AD 611-12 (Class 1, Year 2) (diameter: 28mm; thickness: 2.5mm; weight: 10.97g).

Ref: Grierson, P, 1982, ‘Byzantine Coins’, page 359, plate 24, ref no 417.

Ref: Sear, D, R, 1987, ‘Byzantine Coins & their Values’, page 178, ref no 833. Ref: Hahn MIB III, 174

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Date from: Post AD 610
Date to: Ante AD 611

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.5 mm
Weight: 10.97 g
Diameter: 28 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 28th November 2006

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Identified by: Ms Caroline Johnson
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Uncertain
Mint or issue place: Nicomedia
Obverse description: Draped and cuirassed bust facing front with short beard, wearing helmet and holding cross.
Obverse inscription: [D.N.] HERA[L]IUS PP AV[G]
Reverse description: Large M between A/N/N/O to the left and numeral representing the regnal year; above, cross; beneath, officina letter of A and II to the right.
Reverse inscription: No other inscriptions.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: North Warwickshire (District)
Parish or ward: Middleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1898
Four figure Latitude: 52.57951876
Four figure longitude: -1.73579867
1:25K map: SP1898
1:10K map: SP19NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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