KENT-D62D73: Pale gold Tremissis

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Unique ID: KENT-D62D73

Object type certainty: Certain
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A pale gold Merovingian Frankish tremissis, minted at Quentovic by the moneyer Anglo, c.645-50 (Lafaurie group XIc nos 100-10, especially nos 107-8). Refs: Lafaurie 1996; Webster and Backhouse 1991: no. 144; cf EMC 2015.0323

Obverse: Diademed bust right. Legend: '+VVICCO FIT'. Reverse: Cross potent set on two stepped. Legend: '[AN]GL[O]MONET'. the irregular flan obscuring some detail, particularly on the reverse.

Measurements: 11.13mm in diameter, 1.79mm thick and weighs 1.15g

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Early
Ascribed Culture: Frankish style
Date from: Circa AD 645
Date to: Circa AD 650

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.79 mm
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 11.13 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tremissis
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (Tremissis)
Mint or issue place: Quentovic
Category: Coin of Merovingian Francia

Type: Quentovic tremissis: Anglus II (Lafaurie XIc, 100-10) (cross on two steps)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right.
Obverse inscription: +VVICCO FIT
Reverse description: Cross potent set on two stepped base
Reverse inscription: [AN]GL[O]MONET
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
Parish or ward: Lympne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1136
Four figure Latitude: 51.08449823
Four figure longitude: 1.01130106
1:25K map: TR1136
1:10K map: TR13NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Lafaurie, Jean 1996 VVIC in Pontio. Les monnaies merovingiennes de Wicus Paris La Société Française Numismatique
Webster, L. and Backhouse, J. 1991 The Making of England: Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture AD 600-900 London British Museum Press

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Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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