IOW-06FDA1: Early Medieval Coin: Penny of Ethelred II.

Rights Holder: Frank Basford
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Unique ID: IOW-06FDA1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Penny of Ethelred II. North 770 (991-997).


Small fracture near edge as found.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 991
Date to: AD 997

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th November 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2005-192-23

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Obverse description: Bare headed bust left with a sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: ETHELRED REX ANGLOX Reverse description: Voided short cross with CRVX in quarters
Reverse inscription: GOLDWINE N?CENT (Goldwine of Canterbury)
Initial mark: Cross pattee

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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