SF-38BBE1: Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) coin: Merovingian tremisses

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-38BBE1

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

An Early-Medieval pale gold Merovingian tremisses of uncertain anonymous ruler, dating to the period AD 600-675. Anglus moneyer. Issued at Quentovic.

Cf. SF-F3F683, different moneyer, in PAS database. Belfort no. 4965, Prou no. 1130.

EMC 2018.0116

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 600
Date to: Circa AD 675

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2.25 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 12.54 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 17th June 2016

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: EKE 063
Other reference: Finders reference SS15 340

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: Quentovic
Category: Coin of Merovingian Francia

Type: Quentovic tremissis: Anglus I (Lafaurie VIIIa, 40-52) (top of cross potent)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: +VVICCOFIT
Reverse description: Top of cross potent on one step
Reverse inscription: ANGLO MONET (unbarred A, curved M, first N reverse and barred )
Initial mark: -
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Eyke

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the 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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Audit data

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

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