IOW-5FE084: IOW-5FE084 Roman Coin: Byzantine Tetarteron (possibly)

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Unique ID: IOW-5FE084

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Principality of Antioch (Crusader State). Tancred (as regent) 1104-12

An incomplete and corroded copper-alloy follis of Tancred's second type.

Obverse: [ ]; unclear facing bust of Tancred with pointed beard, helmet (sometimes called a turban) and sword over shoulder.
Reverse: [ ]; one cross arm visible but struck off centre. No traces of lettering visible in angles of cross.

Diameter: 18.1mm. Weight: 1.45g. DA=12:12.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Frankish
Date from: Circa AD 1104
Date to: Circa AD 1112
Period of reuse: MEDIEVAL

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.45 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 27th February 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Richard Kelleher

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2013-4-8

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Unclear facing bust of emperor
Obverse inscription: [ ]
Reverse description: Illegible
Reverse inscription: [ ]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 3 years ago

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