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pseudo-coin pendant / pseudo-coin / imitation

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    OA.7136

  • Description

    Gold coin pendant; imitation coin copying solidus of Maurice Tiberius (1st Provençal issue), in beaded wire border; obverse: bust facing, helmeted, cuirassed and diademed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield, with inscription; reverse: cross on two steps over globe, and inscription; traces of suspension loop.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 7thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 2.2 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Content

        VICTORIA AVGG V MA XXI CONOB
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Content

        D N MAVRC-Tib AVG
  • Curator's comments

    Note found with says: ?Burgundian, which may refer to the mint.Note found with says: ?Burgundian, which may refer to the mint. Associated dates : 585 (circa;coin).

    Select details from unpublished Summary Catalogue by Marion Archibald, John Kent and Nicholas Lowick, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. no. 792:
    'Gold solidus: Frankish, in name of Maurice (582-602); rare '1st Provencal' issue
    Obv. D N MAVRC-Tib AVG; bust facing, helmeted, cuirassed and diademed; holds spear over right shoulder and shield
    Rev. VICTORI-A AVGG V, M A
    X X1
    ____
    CONOB
    cross on two steps over globe
    Mint Marseille, c. 585
    Ref. Rigold, S.E., 'An imperial coinage in Southern gaul in the sixth and seventh centuries?', Numismatic Chronicle, vol. 14 (6th series), pp. 93-133, London 1954.'

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  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1897

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    OA.7136

  • Additional IDs

    • AF.49

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