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SUR-EF7429: Byzantine coin: Follis of Justinian I

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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-EF7429

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy half follis of Justinian I (527-65)

Mint of Constantinople, AD 550-1

Obv. (D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG or similar); Facing crowned and cuirassed bust, holding cross on globe

Rev. Large K; to left ANNO; to right X II II; above, cross; below, unclear officinal letter

Notes:

Ref. W. Hahn, Money of the Incipient Byzantine Empire, vol 1, no. 96

This was found in a garden and is likely to be a modern loss

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 550
Date to: Circa AD 551

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 7.3 g
Diameter: 29.88 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B14-231

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Justinian I
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Facing crowned and cuirassed bust, holding cross on globe
Obverse inscription: (D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG or similar)
Reverse description: Large K; to left ANNO; to right X II II; above, cross; below, unclear officinal letter
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
District: Wokingham (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Wokingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8067
Four figure Latitude: 51.39640499
Four figure longitude: -0.85148407
1:25K map: SU8067
1:10K map: SU86NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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