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Unique ID: SOM-33B0A5
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A Byzantine copper-alloy follis of Constantine VII (913-59), Porphyrogenitus, with Zoe dating to AD 913-19. Minted at Constantinople (Sear 1758). Ref: Sear 1974: 292.
The coin is badly chipped and corroded.
The coin has come from a site with other 10th and 11th century material and this, and the condition of the coin, suggests it is a contemporary import and loss. The findspot is near a medieval harbour and it is probably associated with this trading activity.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 5.12 g
Diameter: 25.3 mm
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Other reference: SCC receipt 018244
Denomination: copper Follis (40 nummi)
Ruler/issuer: Constantine VII and Romanus I
Mint or issue place: Constantinople
Obverse description: Crowned facing busts of Constantine, wearing loros, and Zoe, wearing chlamys, holding patriarchal between them
Obverse inscription: +COnS[TAnT']CE ZO[H] b
Reverse description: Legend in five lines
Reverse inscription: +COnS/[TAN]tINO' / CE ZOH bA/SILIS RO/MEON
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Sear, D.R.||1987||Byzantine Coins and their Values||Seaby|