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Unique ID: GLO-ED37A4
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: 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.
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.
This record was generated form emailed images supplied by the finder during the 2020/21 Covid-19 lockdown.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Diameter: 12 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2021 - Thursday 1st July 2021
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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
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|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|