FASAM-AA3FD5: Byzantine coin: cut quarter follis, probably of Phocas

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Copper alloy Byzantine cut quarter follis, probably of Phocas (AD 602-10). Mint unclear.

Obverse: [ ]; traces of facing crowned bust

Reverse: [X]XXX; above [AN]N[O]; to right, ?; mintmark unclear

MIBE II, pl. 33 cf. no. 61a ff for possible type.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: BYZANTINE
Period from: BYZANTINE
Period to: BYZANTINE
Date from: Circa AD 602
Date to: Circa AD 610

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 4.54 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Discovery dates

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

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Sam Moorhead
Identified by: Dr Sam Moorhead

Other reference numbers

Other reference: RLM 036 1124

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Phocas
Obverse description: Traces of crowned facing bust
Obverse inscription: [ ]
Reverse description: Large [X]XXX; above, [AN]N[O]; to right, ?; mintmark unclear
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock

Coin references

  • MIBE : II pl. 33, cf no. 61a ff

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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