NLM-9C316D: Early Medieval coin: sceat of Eadberht of Northumbria

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-9C316D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver early penny (sceatof Eadbhert of Northumbria (737-758), Booth group B, mint: Northumbria (probably York and/or East Riding). Ref: Booth 1984: figure 1; Naismith 2017: 116-17.

The flan is encrusted, especially on the obverse, and the is a chip at the edge of the coin, roughly semi-circular in shape.

Obverse description: Central cross pattee with central pellet, outer border of pellets.

Obverse inscription: EOTBERERTVr.

Reverse description: leggy maned monster left with long tail and raised forepaw.

Diameter: 12.8mm, Weight: 0.68gms, die axis: 12

Notes:

With thanks to the finder for help in identifying this coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Exactly AD 737
Date to: Exactly AD 758

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.68 g
Diameter: 12.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st May 2022

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM50288

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Eadberht of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: York
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York

Type: N 178 (Series Y: Eadberht: beast left)
Obverse description: Central cross pattee with central pellet, outer border of pellets
Obverse inscription: EOTBERERTVr.
Reverse description: leggy maned monster left with long tail and raised forepaw.
Reverse inscription: Anepigraphic (i.e. no inscription)
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Selby (District)
To be known as: Ryther

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Booth, J 1984 Sceattas in Northumbria Oxford BAR
Naismith, R 2017 Medieval European Coinage 8: Britain and Ireland c.400-1066 Cambridge CUP

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Audit data

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Updated: About one month ago

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