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SUR-F1AD16: Medieval coin: Trachy of Constantinople

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Unique ID: SUR-F1AD16

Object type certainty: Certain
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Base-silver (billon) trachy of the Latin Rulers of Constantinople (AD 1204-61)
Obv. [IC XC]; Facing bust of Christ, nimbate
Rev. [A X / A M]; The Archangel Michael standing facing
Dumbarton Oaks Catalogue IV, p. 683, 16.1ff.


Note: It seems most unlikely that this is an ancient loss.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 1204
Date to: Circa AD 1261

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 13-36

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: base-silver trachy
Ruler/issuer: Latin Rulers of Constantinople
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Facing bust of Christ, nimbate
Obverse inscription: [IC XC]
Reverse description: The Archangel Michael standing facing
Reverse inscription: [A X / A M]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Surrey (County)
District: Guildford (District)
Parish or ward: Normandy (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU9051
Four figure Latitude: 51.251077
Four figure longitude: -0.711818
1:25K map: SU9051
1:10K map: SU95SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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