SWYOR-B502C5: Early Medieval coin; tremissis

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Unique ID: SWYOR-B502C5

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An Early Medieval gold coin; a 7th-century tremissis that was minted at Dorestad in the Netherlands by Rimoaldus in c.600 - 675 AD. The coin has a diameter of 12.7mm and is 1.3mm thick. It weighs 1.3g. For references see Grierson and Blackburn's 'Medieval European Coinage' (vol 1) p.137; and A.N. Zadoks-Josephus Jitta (1961) 'De Eerste Muntslag te Duurstede', Jaarboek voor Munt-en Penningkunde 48, 1-14 (Plate 1, no. 3). This coin is probably the first of this type to have been found in England.

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: Early
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 675

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 12.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 16th April 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: Merovingian tremissis
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing left.
Obverse inscription: DORESTATE reading anti clockwise and with the bottom of the letter at the edge of the coin.
Reverse description: central cross and two pellets
Reverse inscription: RIMOALDVS M
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
Parish or ward: Cawood (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5735
Four figure Latitude: 53.808177
Four figure longitude: -1.135901
1:25K map: SE5735
1:10K map: SE53NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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