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COIN

Unique ID: GLO-ED37A4

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver early penny (sceat) of Secondary Phase Series E, sub-variety e dating to c.AD 720-40, mint: northern Netherlands (Friesland?). Ref: Metcalf and op den Velde 2009-10: 48-9, cf. nos 1858-92.

Obverse: Quilled crescent, right with triangular head with pellets.

Reverse: degenerate beaded standard with two pairs of angled bars, a pellet in each coroner and central pellet within annulet.

Notes:

Early pennies are unusual finds from Gloucestershire, this being one of only ten recorded by the PAS from the county.

Metcalf and Op den Velde's sub-variety f is related to Variety C in Metcalf's earlier work (1993-4) but is a variation on it. 

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2021 - Thursday 1st July 2021

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series E (uncertain subtype)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent, right with triangular head with pellets. Reverse description: degenerate beaded standard with two pairs of angled bars, a pellet in each coroner and central pellet within annulet.
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Tewkesbury (District)
To be known as: Tewkesbury

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Metcalf, D.M. 1993 Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford Ashmolean Museum and Royal Numismatic Society
Metcalf, D.M. and Op den Velde, W. 2009 The monetary economy of the Netherlands, c. 690 - c. 760 and the trade with England: a study of the 'Porcupine' Sceattas of series E Amsterdam Koninklijk Nederlands Genootschap voor Munt- en Penningkunde

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 10 months ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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