SOM-656532: SOM-656532: Byzantine coin: half follis of Heraclius

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Unique ID: SOM-656532

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Byzantine copper half follis of Heraclius (AD 610-41), struck at Carthage, AD 616-7.

MIB III, pl 17 & Table IV, no. 234(2)

Diameter: 17.14mm, Thickness: 3.03mm, Weight: 4.64g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Date from: Exactly AD 616
Date to: Exactly AD 617

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 3.03 mm
Weight: 4.64 g
Diameter: 17.14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 26th August 2010

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Half Follis (20 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Heraclius
Mint or issue place: Carthage
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing (beardless), holding globus cruciger
Obverse inscription: (D N ERACLIO P P AV or similar)
Reverse description: Large XX with pellet between; above, cross; to left, star; to right, E; in ex, (KRTS)
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Mendip (District)
To be known as: Nunney

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hahn, W. 1973 Moneta Imperii Byzantini Vienna Vol III no 234(2)

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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