LEIC-EA2B76: EA2B76  Early Medieval coin: Penny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: LEIC-EA2B76

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver, penny, Aethelred II (978-1016), helmet type (N775), c.1003-1009, Mint: London?, Moneyer: Eadmund, North 1994, 159, pl.13.



Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1 mm
Weight: 0.91 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 11th September 2005

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2007.0115

Materials and construction

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

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: Helmeted bust facing left
Obverse inscription: ÆĐELRÆD REX [ANGLO]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with crescent terminal? square over in centre, each corner having a trefoil of pellets
Reverse inscription: [EAD]MVNDMOL[]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Hinckley and Bosworth (District)
Parish or ward: Sheepy (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK3500
Four figure Latitude: 52.59667279
Four figure longitude: -1.48471994
1:25K map: SK3500
1:10K map: SK30SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: rally sibson
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 159, pl.13

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Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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