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Unique ID: NCL-F637D6
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: 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.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Weight: 5.6 g
Diameter: 18.97 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 6th July 2010
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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
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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