A hoard of sixth-century solidi, light-weight solidi and fractions from gokler (Phrygia)

Gökalp Z. D., Gandila A.

Revue Numismatique, vol.172, pp.317-335, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 172
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3406/numi.2015.3294
  • Journal Name: Revue Numismatique
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.317-335
  • Keywords: Die-link, Donativa, Justinian, Light-weight solidus, Maurice, Phrygia
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


A hoard of 6th century solidi and fractions was found in 1994 in Gokler, Turkey, during illegal prospections with a metal detector. The hoard includes seven die-linked solidi of Justinian, three solidi of Justin II, five solidi of Tiberius II and thirty-six solidi, semisses, and tremisses of Maurice, many of them die-linked. The most interesting coins in the hoard are two 23-carat light-weight solidi of Maurice. The hoard was probably concealed in the last decade of the 6th century.