KENT-0A3D92: Cut halfpenny of aethelred II

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Unique ID: KENT-0A3D92

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An Early Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II 'The Unready' (978-1016); 'Crux' type (c.991-997). Mint of Canterbury, uncertain moneyer, North (1994) 770.

Obverse description: Bust left, draped, sceptre in front

Obverse inscription: +AETHEL[RED REX ANGLORX]

Reverse description: Voided short cross with pellet at centre; CRVX in angles.

Reverse inscription: [___]M-O CAENT

Measurements: 20mm long (original diameter), 7,5mm wide and weight of g.

Notes:

Object recorded from email with information kindly provided by the finder, Not Seen by the FLO

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 991
Date to: Circa AD 997

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 20 mm

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2020.0091

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 770 (Crux) (Hild. C)
Obverse description: Bust left, draped, sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: +AETHEL[RED REX ANGLORX]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with pellet at centre; CRVX in angles.
Reverse inscription: [___]M-O CAENT
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
Parish or ward: Brenzett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0231
Four figure Latitude: 51.04283172
Four figure longitude: 0.88018624
1:25K map: TR0231
1:10K map: TR03SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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