COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-D3BF24

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

An Early Medieval silver continental sceat minted in Frisia (c. 695-700). The type is know as a VICO, Variety 1b, so named from the letters on the reverse. The obverse shows a quilled crescent curving right enclosing four bars. The metal has darkened consistently into a dull dark grey patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ascribed Culture: Frisian [scope notes| view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 695
Date to: Circa AD 700

Dimensions and weight

Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 12.04 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th January 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor - [ view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Unknown [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta) and related continental series [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Type: Series E (VICO 1b) (Type 4) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Quilled crescent enclosing bars.
Reverse description: Standard with central annulet and letters VIC
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: East Sussex
District: Lewes
To be known as: Lewes

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]

References cited

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Created: Sunday 13th March 2011
Updated: Tuesday 13th March 2012

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