HAMP-38D124: Early-medieval coin : gold tremissis of the Merovingian 'National Coinage'

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-38D124

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

An early-medieval gold tremissis of the Merovingian 'National Coinage' (c.580-670), mint: Canac, Rodez (France).

Die axis = 2

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

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Frankish
Date from: Circa AD 580
Date to: Exactly AD 670

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 12.1 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tremissis
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (Tremissis)
Category: Coin of Merovingian Francia

Type: Merovingian tremissis
Obverse description: Right-facing bust
Obverse inscription: CAN-NACO Reverse description: Cross on globe, line below. In ex. four vertical lines
Reverse inscription: RVTI NO (between I and N a small serpent facing left)
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

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: Buttermere (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3360
Four figure Latitude: 51.33813723
Four figure longitude: -1.52765812
1:25K map: SU3360
1:10K map: SU36SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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