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Record ID: WILT-0A11B7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: BYZANTINE
County: Hampshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
An unidentified coin, possibly a two nummus piece of the Byzantine emperor Justinian I (AD 527-65) or the Ostrogothic king of Italy, Theoderic (AD 493-526). There does appear to be a B on the reverse. The B on Byzantine coins stands for two nummi and is used on coins struck at Carthage, AD 533-8 (MIBE 190) and at Thessalonica, AD 527-38 (MIBE 177). In Ostrogothic Italy, Theoderic's 2 nummus coin from Rome, c. 493-518, has an R on the reverse which looks like a B (Metlich 80b). These coins are all scarce in the Mediterranean and none of them has ever been found in Britain. However, …
Created on: Wednesday 12th September 2012
Last updated: Friday 14th September 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Martin', grid reference and parish protected.


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