SWYOR-FBC253: Byzantine coin

Rights Holder: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
CC License:


Rights Holder: West Yorkshire Archaeology Advisory Service
CC License:

Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-FBC253

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Copper alloy Early Medieval Byzantine coin; a follis of Maurice Tiberius, 582-602, Mint of Cyzicus, AD 587-8

Obv. [O] N MAVRIC TIbER PP A; Facing crowned bust, holding shield and cross on globe

Rev. Large M; to left, ANNO; to right G (=regnal year 6, 587-8); above, cross

Mintmark: A//KYZ

Cf Hahn, Money of the Incipient Byzantine Empire, Vol II, no. 84

Notes:

The patina of the coin does not suggest it is an ancient loss in Britain, unless it has been heavily cleaned.

The coin has not been examined by the FLO and was identified from images kindly provded by the finder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 587
Date to: Circa AD 588

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 2nd January 2004 - Saturday 1st January 2005

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Maurice (emperor)
Mint or issue place: Cyzicus
Obverse description: Facing crowned bust, holding shield and cross on globe
Obverse inscription: [O] N MAVRIC TIbER PP A
Reverse description: Large M; to left, ANNO; to right G (=regnal year 6, 587-8); above, cross
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Barnsley (Metropolitan District)
District: Barnsley (Metropolitan District)

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Hahn, W. 2000 Money of the Incipient Byzantine Empire Vienna; ISBN 3-95005 University of Vienna Volume II, number 84

Similar objects

Find number: KENT-4A75B3
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: BYZANTINE
A Copper alloy half follis of Maurice Tiberius, 582-602. Constantinople, c. 587-8. Obv. D N MAVRC TIb AVG; facing crowned bust, hdg cross. Re…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: KENT-4AA7E2
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: BYZANTINE
A Copper alloy half follis of Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 Constantinople, c. 587-8. Obv. D N MAVRC TIb AVG; facing crowned bust, hdg cross. Rev…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: FASAM-AA8553
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: BYZANTINE
Copper alloy Byzantine follis of Maurice Tiberius (AD 582-602). Mint of Antioch, AD 584/5) Obverse: [ ... ]; Traces of facing bust Reve…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.