SWYOR-07D128: SWYOR-07D128 Early Medieval Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-07D128

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy Early Medieval coin; a Northumbrian penny or styca, possibly a irregular coin of Osberht dating from AD 848 - 867, moneyer probably Monne. It is 11.9mm in diameter and 1.2mm, thick. It weighs 1.06g. See North number 191 and compare DUR-397205. The central motif is a pellet surrounded by 7 pellets on the obverse, and a single pellet on the reverse. The legends are blundered.

Notes:

Stycas are common finds in parts of East and North Yorkshire (roughly the kingdom of Deira, southern Northumbria) but are not usually found further south.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 848
Date to: Circa AD 867

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th September 2021 - Monday 6th September 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3726

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Osberht of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: Northumbria
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York

Type: N 191 ('Styca' of Osberht)
Obverse description: A rosette of a central pellet surrounded by 7 pellets
Obverse inscription: +BER[..]RE [retrograde]
Reverse description: A single large pellet
Reverse inscription: +MN.NE [retrograde]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
Parish or ward: Dunham-on-Trent (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK8075
Four figure Latitude: 53.265972
Four figure longitude: -0.80202016
1:25K map: SK8075
1:10K map: SK87NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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