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Unique ID: HAMP-DE9A54

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver early Medieval penny of Aethelred II, Helmet type dating to 1003-1009. Moneyer Leofstan, London mint. As North 775; BMC viii; Hild E.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1003
Date to: Circa AD 1009

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.23 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

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

Type: N 775 (Helmet) (Hild. E)
Obverse description: Bust left in armour and radiate helmet.
Obverse inscription: '+ÆDELRÆD REX ANGL
Reverse description: Long cross voided, each limb terminating in three crescents, over square with a trefoil at each point.
Reverse inscription: +LEOFSTANM-OLVND
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: New Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Damerham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0915
Four figure Latitude: 50.93437883
Four figure longitude: -1.8732955
1:25K map: SU0915
1:10K map: SU01NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Created: 7 months ago
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