NCL-F637D6: Byzantine coin: danummium of Justinian I

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Unique ID: NCL-F637D6

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy Decanummium of Justinian I (527-65) Mint of Carthage, AD 547-52.

See Hahn, MIBE, p. 161, no. 200, Dumbarton Oaks vol 1, pl. XLIV, no. 304.1


A number of Byzantine coins from Carthage have been found in Britain. It is not possible to be certain that this is an ancient loss, but the patina and level of preservation is consistent with other ancient copper-alloy artefacts found in the area, suggesting that it has been in the soil for some time. As such, there is a strong probability that the coin was not lost by an antiquarian or more recent collector.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: BYZANTINE
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 547
Date to: Circa AD 552

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 5.6 g
Diameter: 18.97 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th July 2010

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Decannumium (10 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Justinian I
Mint or issue place: Carthage
Obverse description: Pearl-diad, dr and cuir r.
Obverse inscription: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG
Reverse description: Victory standing facing, holding wreath and cross on globe; in exergue, *+*
Reverse inscription: VICTOR[IA A]C
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

  • MIBE : I 200

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
District: Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Harbottle (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NT9104
Four figure Latitude: 55.329972
Four figure longitude: -2.143404
1:25K map: NT9104
1:10K map: NT90SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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