SOM-7403B7: Byzantine coin: follis of Justinian I

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Unique ID: SOM-7403B7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Byzantine copper alloy follis of Justinian I (527-565 AD) dating to AD 538 to 539. Denomination (M) reverse type. Minted at Nikomedia.

The condition suggests this find fhad not been on the beach long and the condition and patina suggest a modern import.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Exactly AD 538
Date to: Exactly AD 539

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 43 mm

Personal details

Recorded by: Ms Laura Burnett
Identified by: Ms Laura Burnett

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Justinian I
Mint or issue place: Nicomedia
Obverse description: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of emperor facing, holding globus cruciger in right hand, cross to left
Obverse inscription: D N IVSTINIANVS PP AVI
Reverse description: Denomination (M = 40 nummi), cross above, legend to sides, Alpha below, mint mark in exergue: NIK
Reverse inscription: ANNO XII
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: West Somerset (District)
Parish or ward: Watchet (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST0743
Four figure Latitude: 51.17864348
Four figure longitude: -3.33184302
1:25K map: ST0743
1:10K map: ST04SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
Discovery circumstances: Fossil collectiing
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Inter-tidal

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SOM
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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