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Looped gold imitation of 4th-century copper-alloy coin

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posted on 27.10.2021, 17:51 by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Gold imitation of 4th century bronze coin. West German? Weight 1.327 grammes.Obv. ƆIIƨIP LIIIIVC. Crude bust left, wearing crested helmet and formalised degeneration of cloak and armour. Plain raised border.Rev. ƆITIXCIVƆXITIIC. 2 crude facing figures looking at each other; between them a square topped standard on which N, on beaded column between two X's; below И. Plain raised border.Coin made of visibly pale gold, showing the slightest wear on bottom edge and on bust. No loop originally, present plain loop is probably 19th century.Imitation of coin with two legionaries and standard, GLORIA EXERCITVS - Models for obv. and rev. taken from different coins. Rare type, a few German parallels eg. Soest grave 165. First half of 7th century grave.Measured density gm/cc: 15.9Exp. density 16.0Surface analysis: AuAgCuCoin69292Loop74224

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Grave ID

Can

Object ID

M7020

Catalogue Number

M 7020

Material

gold (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; gold) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

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coin pendant (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; coin) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

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extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Original Collection

Rolfe

Category ID

coin-pendant

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