CAM-064213: Copper-alloy Pierced Coin Possible Follis

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Unique ID: CAM-064213

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An anonymous follis, class A2, attributed to Basil II or Romanus III, AD 976-1034.

Die axis probably 8 o'clock, weight is 8.14g, diameter is 32.46mm and thickness is 2.04mm. The coin has a sub-rectangular perforation that measures 4.02mm x 3.01mm. Both sides of the flan are worn. One side seems to show a haloed bust forward facing. The other side of the flan probably originally had four lines of writing across the centre of the flan, the line closest to the perforation is extrememly worn leaving three that are visible but now illegible. The edges of the perforation bend outwards on the bust side of the flan indicating that the perforation was pushed through from the opposite side placing the perforation at the top of the lines of writing.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 976
Date to: Circa AD 1034

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.04 mm
Weight: 8.14 g
Diameter: 32.46 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 19th December 2011 - Monday 30th January 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr Roger Bland

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous Folles
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Bust of Christ facing.
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Inscription in four lines
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: East Cambridgeshire Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 6 years ago

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