LEIC-187C40: Early Medieval Byzantine copper alloy anonymous follis of the 10th-11th century

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Unique ID: LEIC-187C40

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Medieval Byzantine copper alloy follis of an anonymous ruler (Class A1; struck in reign of John I, 969-76). Reverse type [ ]XRISTO bASILEu bASILE. The coin has been pierced, probably for use as a pendant.

Dumbarton Oaks III, Part 2, pp. 648-9, A1.1-5

Mr Clough telephoned and told the finds Liaison Officer that he was serving with the Second Fifth Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, and was digging trenches at Monte Cassino when he found three coins. After six years of fighting in France, North Africa, Italy and Greece, Mr Clough was given medical leave due to battle fatigue.

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 969
Date to: AD 976

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 7.08 g
Diameter: 25 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 1943

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Rebecca Czechowicz
Identified by: Mrs Rebecca Czechowicz
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: John I Tzimiskes
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Facing bust of Christ with halo and draped robes.
Reverse description: Inscription inside a circle, with decorative foliage underneath.
Reverse inscription: [ ]XRISTO bASILEu bASILE
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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Updated: 8 years ago

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