LVPL-ADFDB6: Byzantine coin: Half Follis of Justin I or Justinian I

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Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper-alloy half-follis of Justin I (AD 518-27) or Justinian I (AD 527- 567), minted in Constantinople, Nicomedia or Cyzicus, and dating to AD 512-37. For Justin I, mint of Constantinople (MIBE I, pl. 7, cf. no. 19) and mint of Nicomedia (MIBE I, pl. 8, cf. no. N42) and mint of Cyzicus (MIBE I, pl. 9, no. 57); for Justinian I, mint of Constantinople (MIBE I, pls. 19-20, cf. nos. 90-91).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Exactly AD 522
Date to: Exactly AD 537

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

Recorded by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Identified by: Miss Frances McIntosh
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Half Follis (20 nummi)
Obverse description: Unclear bust
Obverse inscription: [ ]P P AV[ ]
Reverse description: Large K; to left, cross; above, star; below unclear
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cumbria (County)
District: Carlisle (District)
To be known as: Birdoswald Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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