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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-40F667

Object type certainty: Certain
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Continental Merovingian gold tremissis circa 580-610 AD. Obverse: diademed bust right, with a legend possibly corresponding to a town's name, possibly CERILIA(NIS). Reverse: seated figure, possibly derived from Roma, left, holding victory. Legend corresponds to a moneyer, possibly (M)OTENC(I).

RVN in exergue, possibly corresponding to an unidentifed mint in the civitas Rutenorum, South-Central France.

Notes:

On the basis of three other stylistically linked coins known with a cross and RV in the exergue that were struck with the name of Theodebert II 595-612, this coin may be attributed to that ruler.

Identification provided by Dr Arent Pol.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Carolingian
Date from: Circa AD 580
Date to: Circa AD 610

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2018.0058

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, uncertain type Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
District: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Bisham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8483
Four figure Latitude: 51.53965988
Four figure longitude: -0.79020479
1:25K map: SU8483
1:10K map: SU88SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 4 months ago

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