- nummus, 12
Copper alloy coin.(obverse) Bust of Justinian, diademed, draped and cuirassed, right.
(reverse) Denomination and mint signature.
- Byzantine Empire
- Minted in: Alexandria
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Nile Delta,Alexandria (Egypt))
- Excavated/Findspot: Wadi Sarga
- (Africa,Egypt,Middle Egypt,Asyut,Wadi Sarga)
- Weight: 4.5 grammes
- Die-axis: 12 o'clock
- Diameter: 17 millimetres
Inscription Positionreverse field and exergue
Inscription ContentI+B // AΛεZ
Inscription ContentD N IVSTINIANV[...]
W. E. Crum and H. I. Bell, Wadi Sarga: Coptic and Greek texts from the excavations undertaken by the Byzantine Research Account Copenhagen 1922), 9.
Excavated 1913-1914 by Reginald Campbell Thompson on behalf of the Byzantine Research Fund. Transferred to Coins and Medals 2 Sept 1982 as part of a group of eight coins from Wadi Sarga. The group included one Umayyad fals (1919,0505.793) and a group of Byzantine coins of Alexandria (Justinian I, Tiberius II), reg. no. 1919,0505.786-792
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Object reference number: CEM211109
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