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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-0F87A2
Object type: COIN
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A tremissis or pseudo-tremissis of the 7th century, which has been pierced and gilded for use as a pendant. The tremissis is a coin type widely issued by the Merovingian Franks in this period, but also produced by the Anglo-Saxons and Frisians. Such coins were produced in fairly good gold at the beginning of the century, but with the gold contained declining as the century progressed, with the gold increasingly replaced by silver. The design on this example is relatively crude, and could represent either a Merovingian coin or an imitation produced elsewhere. Its gold content is c. 41-…
Created on: Thursday 10th June 2010
Last updated: Wednesday 16th May 2012
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Crimplesham', grid reference and parish protected.


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