DENO-EBDD60: Roman coin: contemporary copy of a tremessis of Honorius or Theodosius

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COIN

Unique ID: DENO-EBDD60

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold contemporary copy of a gold Roman tremissis of Honorius (AD 393-423) or Theodosius II (AD 402-450), dating to the period AD 408-450 (Reece Period 22-23). Probably VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM reverse type, depicting Victory advancing to front, head left, holding wreath and cross on globe. Copying mint of Constantinople. cf RIC X 212 or 213.

Richard Abdy says "Probably made in sub-Roman Gaul, they are often termed 'Pseudo-Imperial Gallic'. It is difficult to find parallels in this series as the variety comes down to individual specimens (being that loosely copied). Artefacts from this period in our island history are few and far between - Britain in the aftermath of Roman rule is popularly thought of in post-apocalyptic terms but there are tantalizing bits of evidence of trade links with the continent (coins and some other artefacts) but in tiny quantities compared to what had gone before."

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Period from: ROMAN
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 408
Date to: Exactly AD 450

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.34 g
Diameter: 12.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 1960 - Thursday 31st December 1970

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Alastair Willis
Identified by: Mr Richard Abdy

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tremissis
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: Unspecified ruler (contemporary copy)
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 22 [402-445]
Obverse description: Pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right.
Obverse inscription: D N HCOZIO-IO[...]R[...]TAVIG

Reverse description: Victory advancing to front, head left, holding wreath and cross on globe.
Reverse inscription: VICOTOTIVA AVGVSTORV

Reverse mint mark: - *//CONOB (B on its side)
Status: Contemporary copy
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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