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NMGW-EC9AAB: Early Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of Æthelræd II

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COIN

Unique ID: NMGW-EC9AAB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver cut halfpenny of Æthelred II (978–1016), 'Second Hand' type (c.AD 985-91; North 768; BMC iid), moneyer: Beornulf, mint: London (probably). Ref: North 1994: 158.

The coin is missing a small fragment from one end.

weight: 0.57g

Notes:

Early medieval coins are rare finds in Wales and this is the first of its type recorded by the PAS from the country.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 985
Date to: Exactly AD 991

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.57 g

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NMWPA 2016.192

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 768 (Second Hand) (Hild. B2)
Obverse description: Right facing bust
Obverse inscription: +ÆÐEL[REDREXAN]GLORX (ORX ligated)
Reverse description: Hand of providence flanked by alpha and omega
Reverse inscription: [+]BEORNVL[F ]
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Wales (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Monmouthshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Rogiet (Community)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST4687
Four figure Latitude: 51.57926156
Four figure longitude: -2.78068525
1:25K map: ST4687
1:10K map: ST48NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 4 months ago

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