GLO-A8A3F5: Gold coin of Justin I

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Unique ID: GLO-A8A3F5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gold Semissis of Justin II (565-78). Mint of Sicily

Obverse. D N IVSTI - NVS P P AVI; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG; Victory seated right, inscribing shield; to right, reversed barred-rho
Mintmark: * -//CONOB

W. Hahn, Money of the Incipient Byzantine Empire, Vol II, no. 24a British Museum Catalogue no. 290.

The only semissis of this period to be found in Britain. As it was minted in Sicily, it is quite possible that it arrived as a result of trade via the Straits of Gibraltar or the River Garonne.

Notes:

Some coins from this issue are dated, but we cannot give a precise date for this piece.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Date from: Post AD 565
Date to: Ante AD 578

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 2.2 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st September 2010 - Monday 15th November 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Secondary identifier: Mr Kurt Adams

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 3884

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: gold Semissis
Ruler/issuer: Justin I
Mint or issue place: Catania
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Obverse inscription: D N IVSTI - NVS P P AVI
Reverse description: Victory seated right, inscribing shield; to right, reversed barred-rho
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA AVGGG
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
District: Bath and North East Somerset (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Kelston

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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