Rights Holder: Surrey County Council
CC License:

Image use policy

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


Unique ID: SUR-40F667

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

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.


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


Broad period: 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

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
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

No references cited so far.

Similar objects

Find number: SF-A84316
Object type: COIN
A complete gold Early-Medieval Merovingian pseudo-Imperial tremissis of King Gundomar, struck in name of Justinian I, dating to the period AD
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: IOW-AC10C3
Object type: HOARD
TAKEN TO THE BM 30/11/2016. Two Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) gold tremisses. Treasure case no. 2016 T596. 1. 2016 T596-1: found 7/6/2016. An …
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Find number: KENT-5DF4C6
Object type: COIN
An Early Medieval gold Merovingian tremissis of the 'National' Coinage (c.AD580-670), uncertain mint and moneyer.
Workflow: PublishedFind published

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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