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Unique ID: GLO-FAB593

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An early-medieval gold tremissis of the Merovingian 'National' series, c.AD580-670, struck at Quentovic (France) by the moneyer Dutta (Prou 1126). Ref: Prou 1892: 246.

Obverse: Diademed bust facing right. 

Obverse inscription: +VVICCO FIT

Reverse: Cross standing above two steps.

Reverse inscription: DVTTA mONET

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 580
Date to: Circa AD 670

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.42 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st April 2018 - Thursday 1st August 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Tremissis
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (Tremissis)
Mint or issue place: Quentovic
Category: Coin of Merovingian Francia

Type: Merovingian tremissis
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing right.
Obverse inscription: +VVICCO FIT
Reverse description: Cross standing above two steps.
Reverse inscription: DVTTA mONET
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
District: South Gloucestershire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Sodbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7580
Four figure Latitude: 51.51836151
Four figure longitude: -2.36169192
1:25K map: ST7580
1:10K map: ST78SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Updated: 2 years ago

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