HAMP-1C2AF1: Byzantine coin : Follis attributed to Romanus III

Rights Holder: Hampshire Cultural Trust
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-1C2AF1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A copper alloy Byzantine anonymous follis, Class B, attributed to Romanus III (AD 1028-1034) or Michael IV (AD 1034-1041), possibly dating to the period c.AD 1030-1042. Obverse: [+ƐΜΜΑ NOVHΛ], Bust of Christ facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing a tunic and himation, right hand raisedin blessing, left hand holding book. In field [IC-XC]. Reverse: IS XS/bAS IL[Ɛ]/bAS IL[Ɛ], A cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms. Mint of Constantinople. As Dumbarton Oaks III, p. 676-677.

The findspot of this coin, in a garden, suggests it is a modern rather than ancient loss.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 1030
Date to: Circa AD 1042

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 29.7 mm
Width: 25.7 mm
Thickness: 2.7 mm
Weight: 9.1 g
Diameter: 29.7 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Dr Andrew Brown

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WILLIS 2240

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Romanos III Argyros
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Bust of Christ facing, bearded, with cross nimbus, wearing a tunic and himation, right hand raised in blessing, left hand holding book. In field [IC-XC].
Obverse inscription: [+ƐΜΜΑ NOVHΛ]
Reverse description: A cross on base and two steps, pellet at each end of upper arms
Reverse inscription: IS XS/bAS IL[Ɛ]/bAS IL[Ɛ]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: North East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
District: Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Ormesby (Unitary Authority Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: NZ5315
Four figure Latitude: 54.52751915
Four figure longitude: -1.18259009
1:25K map: NZ5315
1:10K map: NZ51NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Whilst metal detecting in garden.
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: HAMP-D09423
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: BYZANTINE
A worn early 11th-century copper-alloy Byzantine follis attributed to Romanus II, minted in Constantinople (Anonymous Follis Class B, 1028-103…
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: DENO-482D97
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: BYZANTINE
A copper alloy Byzantine Anonymous Follis Class B attributed to Romanus III (AD 1028-34). IS IX / bAS-ILE / bASILE in angles of a cross rever…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: BH-1C328B
Object type: PENDANT
Broadperiod: BYZANTINE
A uniface copper-alloy disc, probably representing an insert from an Early-Medieval pendant. The decorated surface of this disc is a dire…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.