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    • Denomination: Thrymsa

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Record ID: NMS-0C5A70
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A mid 7th century early-medieval pale gold thrymsa (or shilling), East Anglian, so-called Constantine or Oath-taking type. Obverse, a diademed bust left holding a long cross before, reverse with a garbled legend encircling a device sometimes described as a lyre but identified by Marsden (Medieval Archaeology XLVIII, 2004, pp. 241-3) as derived from Roman coins showing a trophy. weight 1.21g. The coin is struck from a known pair of dies, represented by examples from Coddenham, Suffolk (EMC 1998.10007), South Walsham, Norfolk (NMS-9589B7), Wickenby, Lincs (EMC 2001.0691), and a pierced …
Created on: Thursday 22nd January 2015
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'HAPPISBURGH', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: NMS-9589B7
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A 7th-century early-medieval pale gold shilling (thrymsa) of Constantine or Oath-taking type (Sutherland type II.ii; North 17), East Anglian and dating c. 650-675. The reverse (illustrated here the wrong way up) shows an abstract derivative of a Roman trophy. See Metcalf 1994: 47-8 and Gannon 2013 (SCBI 65): 93-4.The coin is struck from a known pair of dies, represented by examples from Coddenham, Suffolk (EMC 1998.10007), Happisburgh, Norfolk (NMS-0C5A70), Wickenby, Lincs (EMC 2001.0691), and a pierced example from Stradsett, Norfolk (EMC 2006.0244).
Created on: Wednesday 23rd June 2004
Last updated: Monday 11th September 2017
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