FASAM-D4E8C7: Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine follis Constantinople obv

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Unique ID: FASAM-D4E8C7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy follis of Heraclius (and Heraclius Constantine) (AD 610-41), struck at Constantinople, but overstruck on an earlier coin. It is difficult to be sure which type this coin is because it is overstruck and possibly also doublestruck, but it is probably MIB 159-60 / DOC 76-83 or MIB 164-5 / DOC 105-16. These two issues date to 613-6 and 629-41. It is just possible that the overstrike is DOC 114 which is for 639-40 because it is possible that the date is XXX.

The coin was found by John Capello at Mount Pleasant in Newhaven and shown to Brighton Museum on 10. 12. 1976. The coin was reported to the PAS by Ian Fuller.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 613
Date to: Circa AD 641

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Heraclius
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Heraclius standing on left, holding long cross(?) and Heraclius Constantine standing on right, holding cross on globe (?). Large cross at 2 o'clock, from undertype.
Obverse inscription: .... - CON....
Reverse description: Large M; below Epsilon; to left, ANNO; to right, XXX - doublestruck, or part of undertype
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Newhaven (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4401
Four figure Latitude: 50.79068984
Four figure longitude: 0.04165235
1:25K map: TQ4401
1:10K map: TQ40SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Recording Institution: FASAM
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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