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SF-EDB00C: Early Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: SF-EDB00C

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Early Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (AD 978-1016) dating to AD 1009-1017 (North 779). Minted by an uncertain moneyer in Thetford. Ref: North 1980: 121. Recorded on EMC at 2021.0058

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1009
Date to: Circa AD 1017

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.58 g
Diameter: 19.18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Thursday 10th September 2020

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: Thetford
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 779 (Last Small Cross [var: rev. four extra crosses]) (Hild. Ac)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left
Obverse inscription: [AETHELRE]D REX A[NG]
Reverse description: Four crosses around reverse cross
Reverse inscription: M ON DEOD
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Bradfield St. George

Spatial coordinates

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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