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Unique ID: SUR-6422B8

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An early medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat / early penny of the Secondary Phase Series S (Type 47) dating to the period AD 730 to 740. The obverse depicts a female centaur left holding palm fronds and the reverse a clockwise whorl of four wolves. As Metcalf 1994: 537-44; Abramson (2017: p242), Variety 68-20.


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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 730
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 0.82 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th November 2021

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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 S (Type 47)
Obverse description: Female centaur left, holding palm fronds. Beaded tail with finial. Reverse description: Wolf whorl clockwise, with elongated tongues joining in beaded spiral cross.
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Hollingbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8355
Four figure Latitude: 51.26477639
Four figure longitude: 0.62166094
1:25K map: TQ8355
1:10K map: TQ85NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Abramson, T. 2012 Sceatta List London Spink
Metcalf, D.M. 1993 Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford Ashmolean Museum and Royal Numismatic Society

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
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Updated: 8 months ago

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