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Uncertain Authority, Gold, Tremissis, Uncertain Mint, circa 650-circa 700

 
 

Obverse

Stylized bust facing right and wearing cross-topped diadem. B in right field.

IVHV - VHOVI

Reverse

Latin cross potent.

VHIONVAVNOINV

Exergue

N?

Obverse

Stylized bust facing right and wearing cross-topped diadem. B in right field.

IVHV - VHOVI

Reverse

Latin cross potent.

VHIONVAVNOINV

Exergue

N?

Accession number BZC.1948.17.3887
Ruler Uncertain Authority
Metal Gold
Denomination Tremissis
Mint Uncertain Mint
Date circa 650circa 700
Diameter 12.0 mm
Weight 1.41 g
Relation of Dies 1:00
Shape Flat

Commentary

An anonymous quasiglobular tremissis probably minted in Benevento or southern Italy.

E. Arslan, “Monete auree ed anello con castone da Vicenne.”

P. Grierson and M. Blackburn, Medieval European Coinage 1: nos. 316–17.

Acquisition History

Acquired from estate of Hayford Peirce, 1948