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Unique ID: FASAM-310211

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Gold tremissis, attributed to the Visigoths in Gaul, copying a coin of the Roman emperor Julius Nepos (AD 474-5) struck at Rome, dating to c. AD 475-500. Obverse: D N IVL NE - POS P F AVG; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right, with probable diadem above bust. Reverse: Staurogram in Wreath. Mintmark: COMOB. RIC X, p. 461, no. 3766var. RIC 3766 has a cross above the bust. Incomplete, possibly because a mount has been removed.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Circa AD 475
Date to: Circa AD 500

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.32 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th March 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2015.0080

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tremissis
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Julius Nepos
Reece period: Period 23 [445-498]
Mint or issue place: Rome
Obverse description: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; probably a diadem above head
Obverse inscription: D N IVL NE - POS P F AVG

Reverse description: Staurogram in wreath

Reverse mint mark: -//COMOB
Status: Contemporary copy

Coin references

  • RIC : X 3766var

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Colchester (District)
To be known as: Near Colchester

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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