The site will be unavailable between approximately 8am and 8.30am on the 14th of July, 2022 for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

The British Museum

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

Rights Holder: Somerset County Council
CC License:


Image use policy

Our images can be used under a CC BY attribution licence (unless stated otherwise).

COIN

Unique ID: DOR-A21E43

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

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

https://emc.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/full-record/10071290

Recorded on the EMC -  EMC 2021.0108

https://emc.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/full-record/20210108?&0=20210108

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 1009
Date to: Circa AD 1017

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Personal details

This information is restricted for your access level.

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

Similar objects

Find number: DEV-FC6454
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A medieval silver penny of Henry I (AD 1100-1135) dating to c. AD 1115-1125. As North (1980) no. 869, Type 13. Minted by Wulfgeat at Lin…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: PUBLIC-ECDB46
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
A incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver Series H (Type 49) variety 1b sceat (710-740). Minted at Hamwic (Southampton) Ruler Anon. Si…
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Find number: SUSS-3A280A
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
An Early Medieval silver penny of Offa, 'Heavy coinage', dating from AD 792-796. Mint of Canterbury; moneyer OSMOD. Cf. North 1994 Vol I, p. …
Workflow: Awaiting validationFind awaiting validation

Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

Other formats: this page is available as qrcode json xml geojson pdf rdf representations.