DEV-AF8681: Byzantine nummus of Tiberius Constantine

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Unique ID: DEV-AF8681

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn copper alloy Byzantinian Follis, probably of Tiberius Constantine (AD 578-582) overstruck on a coin of Justin II (AD 565-78), struck at Nicomedia.

The obverse of the coin appears to have the obverse of Justin II depicting the emperor on the left and his consort Sofia on the right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate. This has been overstruck by the reverse design of Tiberius Constantine depicting a large M flanked by A/N/N/O to the left and the regnal year to the right.

The reverse depicts a large M flanked by A/N/N/O to the left and the regnal year to the right overstruck by the obverse design for Tiberius Constantine depicting the emperor crowned, draped and cuirassed facing, with the possible inscription (dN Tib?) CON[ ]. The exergue has the mintmark NIKO for Nicomedia.

Reference for the Justin II Follis, W. Hahn, MIBE II, pl. 5, cf. 46a-b.

For the Tiberius II Constantine Follis, a reference to a general type is W. Hahn, MIBE II, pl. 12, cf 23a ff.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 578
Date to: Circa AD 582

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 10.32 g
Diameter: 31.77 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Identified by: Miss Julie Shoemark
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Tiberius II Constantine
Obverse description: The emperor on the left and his consort Sofia on the right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate. This has been overstruck by the reverse design of Tiberius Constantine depicting a large M flanked by A/N/N/O to the left and the regnal year to the right.
Reverse description: A large M flanked by A/N/N/O to the left and the regnal year to the right overstruck by the obverse design for Tiberius Constantine depicting the emperor crowned, draped and cuirassed facing, with the possible inscription (dN Tib?) CON[ ]. The exergue has the mintmark NIKO for Nicomedia.

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Devon (County)
District: East Devon (District)
To be known as: Sidmouth

Spatial coordinates


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

References cited

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Recording Institution: DEV
Created: Monday 22nd August 2016
Updated: Friday 9th September 2016

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