DENO-4A202A: Early medieval coin: Merovingian denier

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COIN

Unique ID: DENO-4A202A

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete but clipped early medieval silver denier of the Merovingian Franks dating to c.AD700-50, mint of Marseille (MEC1, no 577). Ref: Grierson and Blackburn 1986: 149; cf. Chambouillet 1890: nos 107-18 (pl.VI-VII).

Rev: Anchor cross with the roman nummerals V, II either side of the shank.

Notes:

The orientation of the reverse of the coin is uncertain. The coin is often shown with the 'porcupine' hair at the top with the assumption that below is a cross with pellets in the angles (e.g. Chambouillet 1890: nos 107-18). An alternative is that the 'porcupine' hair belongs in a upright position with the 'cross' and pellets making a devolved face with a cross in front (e.g. Grierson and Blackburn 1986, pl. 27, no. 577).

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: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Frankish
Date from: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.9 mm
Width: 10.5 mm
Thickness: 1.7 mm
Weight: 1.06 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 11th June 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Catherine Falkner
Identified by: Mrs Catherine Falkner
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E8826

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Denier
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny)
Mint or issue place: Marseilles
Category: Coin of Merovingian Francia

Type: Merovingian denier, uncertain type
Obverse description: Stylised head left.
Obverse inscription: none
Reverse description: Anchor cross with the numerals V II
Reverse inscription: none
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Newark and Sherwood (District)
Parish or ward: Norwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK7462
Four figure Latitude: 53.15000834
Four figure longitude: -0.89496839
1:25K map: SK7462
1:10K map: SK76SW
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: About one month ago

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