SF-F3F683: Coin: Merovingian tremissis of Dutta/Wicus

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Unique ID: SF-F3F683

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A 7th-century Early-Medieval gold Merovingian tremissis; c.600-675 AD; mint: Quentovic (Wicus); moneyer: Dutta; Lafaurie, 1996: nos. 62-66b.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Frankish style
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 675

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.26 g
Diameter: 13.38 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2013.0277

Materials and construction

Primary material: Gold
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tremissis
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (Tremissis)
Mint or issue place: Quentovic
Category: Coin of Merovingian Francia

Type: Quentovic tremissis: Dutta (Lafaurie IX, 62-66)
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: +VVICO FIT
Reverse description: Cross potent(?) on three steps
Reverse inscription: DVTTA mONET (unbarred A, curved M, reverse barred N)
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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