WILT-6257F3: Imitation of a Copper alloy Aspron Trachy Nomisma

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Unique ID: WILT-6257F3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper-alloy Bulgarian imitative coinage Aspron Trachy Nomisma of the Asenid Tsars of Bulgaria (c. AD 1195-1215) Type B copying a coin of the Byzantine emperor Isaac II (1185-95). Reference: Dumbarton Oaks Vol. IV, pt 1, pp. 440-1, nos. 2.1-2.17; Vol Iv, pt 2, pl XXVI, 2.4, 2.6 & 2.11
The patina of coin suggests that this find is not an ancient loss.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 1195
Date to: Circa AD 1215

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 20.25 mm
Weight: 3.31 g
Diameter: 26.95 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5056

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: base-silver aspron trachy
Ruler/issuer: Isaac II Angelos
Obverse description: Traces of seated Virgin holding Christ
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Traces of seated Virgin holding Christ
Reverse inscription: [ … ] / Δ[ …

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Grittleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST8580
Four figure Latitude: 51.51871764
Four figure longitude: -2.21757373
1:25K map: ST8580
1:10K map: ST88SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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