IOW-6B083E: Byzantine Coin: Copper Follis, probably of Justinian I

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Unique ID: IOW-6B083E

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete and corroded Byzantine copper follis, probably of Justinian I (AD 527-65), dating to the period c. AD 527-37. Mint of Constantinople. Mintmark: Gamma // CON

Obverse: [ ... ](INI?) - (ANV?)[ ... ]; Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right

Reverse: Large M, between star and cross; above, cross

Diameter: 29.6mm. Weight: 16.57g. DA=12:1.

MIBE I, cf Justinian no. 84; Sear, Byzantine Coins and their values, p. 59, cf. 158

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 527
Date to: Circa AD 537

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 16.57 g
Diameter: 29.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 24th June 2015 - Wednesday 24th June 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2015-4-60

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper
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: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed right
Obverse inscription: [ ... ](INI?) - (ANV?)[ ... ]
Reverse description: Large M, between star and cross; above, cross; below, Gamma; in exergue: CON
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

  • MIBE : I cf Justinian no. 84
  • Sear : p. 59, cf. 158

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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