YORYM-38D8FA: Early-Medieval Coin : Sceat (or penny) of King Alchred

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Unique ID: YORYM-38D8FA

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A base silver Early-Medieval sceat (or penny) of King Alchred (or Alhred) of Northumbria dating to the period AD 765 - 774. Quadruped right reverse type. Mint of Northumbria.

North Vol 1, p.70. no.179.

Notes:

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Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 765
Date to: Circa AD 774

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.34 mm
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 13.82 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: COVID-19 remote record

Materials and construction

Primary material: Base Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Alhred of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: Northumbria
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York

Type: N 179 (Series Y: Alhred)
Obverse description: Legend around cross
Obverse inscription: A(inverted)LCHRED(retrograde)
Reverse description: Quadruped right
Reverse inscription: None
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Spofforth with Stockeld (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3652
Four figure Latitude: 53.96283588
Four figure longitude: -1.45278752
1:25K map: SE3652
1:10K map: SE35SE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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