LVPL-6F2F42: Copper alloy, possibly 10 nummus, coin of a Byzantine emperor, possibly Justinian I (527-65)

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-6F2F42

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy, possibly 10 nummus, coin of a Byzantine emperor, possibly Justinian I (527-65) Obv. ...AVG; Diademed bust right Rev. Large cross with at least one small cross in angles.

Notes:

It is possible that further research will pin down the identification of this coin. For possibly similar coins, see Hahn MIBE pl. 34, no. 37. However, the preservation of the coin does not suggest it is an ancient loss from Britain. These coins were all found together: LVPL-7A5A13 LVPL-7A2DC4 LVPL-7A0BF6 LVPL-79FC67 LVPL-79DDD8 LVPL-79ABA1 LVPL-798347 LVPL-793697

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 527
Date to: AD 565

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.27 mm
Weight: 3.2 g
Diameter: 16.61 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st February 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right.
Obverse inscription: ...AVG.
Reverse description: Large cross with at least one small cross in angles.
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Culham

Spatial coordinates


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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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