BM-D2E88D: Early-Medieval coin: pseudo-Imperial tremissis of Justinian I

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Unique ID: BM-D2E88D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A gold Early-Medieval pseudo-Imperial tremissis of Justinian I (AD 527-565), dating to the period c.AD 527-565.

Obverse: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC, Diademed and cuirassed bust in paludamentum right.

Reverse: VICTORIA ACVSTORVI, Victory walking right looking left holding wreath and globe cruciger.

Mintmark: - *//COM(OB)

Diameter: 14mm. Weight: 1.48g.

For the official prototype of Justinian from Constantinople cf. MIBE p.115, no. 19. This is probably a Merovingian pseudo-Imperial issue, cf. MEC I, pp. 464-465, pl. 18, nos. 356-357; Belfort cf. no. 5285.

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 527
Date to: Circa AD 567

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.48 g
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th August 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Mr John Keulemans

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: Merovingian pseudo-Imperial tremissis of Justinian
Obverse description: Diademed and cuirassed bust in paludamentum right.
Obverse inscription: D N IVSTINI-ANVS P P AVC Reverse description: Victory walking right looking left holding wreath and globe cruciger.
Reverse inscription: VICTORIA ACVSTORVI

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Wickhambreaux (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2360
Four figure Latitude: 51.29543514
Four figure longitude: 1.19725091
1:25K map: TR2360
1:10K map: TR26SW
What3Words: stewing.croutons.level
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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