SF-9834A5: Early Medieval coin: penny of Aethelred II

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-9834A5

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An Early Medieval silver penny of Aethelred II 'The Unready' (AD 978-1016) 'Crux type' dating to circa AD 991-997 (North 770). Mint: Winchester, moneyer; Wynstan.

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 991
Date to: Circa AD 997

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.09 mm
Weight: 1.63 g
Diameter: 20.77 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Monday 5th October 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finders Ref: 19

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 770 (Crux) (Hild. C)
Obverse description: Bust left, draped, trefoil headed sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: + AETHELRED REX ANGLORX
Reverse description: Short cross voided with crux in angles
Reverse inscription: +PVNSTAN M-O PINT
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
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: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Ashfield cum Thorpe

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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