SF-717A72: Byzantine coin: aspron trachy nomisma of the Emperor Alexios III Angelos.

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Unique ID: SF-717A72

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A silver-alloy Byzantine aspron trachy nomisma of the Emperor Alexios III Angelos, dating to AD 1195-1203. Obverse: nimbate Bust of Christ. Reverse: Alexios on left and St. Constantine on right, standing. Constantinople mint. Ref. M. Hendy, Dumbarton Oaks Coins vol. 4.1, p. 413, var D (illustrated as 3h for this emperor).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1195
Date to: Circa AD 1203

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.12 mm
Weight: 3.11 g
Diameter: 27.98 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 14th December 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Riccardo Caravello
Identified by: Mr Riccardo Caravello

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: base-silver aspron trachy
Ruler/issuer: Alexios III Angelos
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Nimbate facing Christ; IC on the left field.
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: Alexios on left and St. Constantine on right, standing
Reverse inscription: [...]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Waveney (District)
To be known as: Gisleham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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