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DOR-A21E43: Early Medieval coin: Penny of Aethelred II minted by Aelfgar in Wareham

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Unique ID: DOR-A21E43

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver penny of Aethelred II (978 - 1016) dating to 1009 – 1017. Last Small Cross type. Minted by Aelfgar in Wareham.
Reference: North Vol 1, no 777 (Hild A)

Obverse: AEĐELRED REX ANGLO  - bust facing left, laureate
Reverse: AELFGAR ON PERHAM – small cross

Diameter: 19.34 mm
Weight: 1.49 g

Die axis: 3

This appears to be a die match for EMC number : 1007.1290

Recorded on the EMC -  EMC 2021.0108

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

Personal details

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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: Wareham
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 777 (Last Small Cross) (Hild. A)
Obverse description: Bust facing left, laureate
Obverse inscription: AEĐELRED REX ANGLO
Reverse description: small cross
Reverse inscription: AELFGAR ON PERHAM
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Tarrant Hinton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST9211
Four figure Latitude: 50.89842079
Four figure longitude: -2.11512857
1:25K map: ST9211
1:10K map: ST91SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London 777

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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