FASAM-A9D9BD: Copper Byzantine follis of Justin II

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Unique ID: FASAM-A9D9BD

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Copper alloy Byzantine follis of Justin II (AD 565-78), Mint of Constantinople, probably dated to AD 575-6.

Obverse: [ ] .... P P; Justin and Sophia seated facing; possibly a dot above their heads (struck off centre)

Reverse: Large M; cross above; to left, ANNO; to right, (X / I? = regnal year 11)

Mintmark: Γ // CON

MIBE II, 43a.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Ipswich Museum
Subsequent action after recording: Acquired by a museum - not a Treasure case

Chronology

Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 575
Date to: Circa AD 576

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 11.23 g
Diameter: 30 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st January 2011 - Monday 31st December 2012

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: RLM 013 0246

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Justin II
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Justin and Sophia seated facing; possibly a dot above their heads (struck off centre)
Obverse inscription: [ ] .... P P
Reverse description: Large M; above, cross; to left, ANNO; to right, (X / I? = regnal year 11); Mintmark: Γ // CON
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

  • MIBE : II 43a

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Near Woodbridge

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Ipswich Museum

References cited

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Recording Institution: FASAM
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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