NARC-203432: Early Medieval, Anglo-Saxon coin, a silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II, obverse and reverse

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Unique ID: NARC-203432

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A silver cut and clipped halfpenny of Aethelred II. The coin is of the CRUX type and dates from circa 991 to 997 AD. The coin is clipped around the inner circle, to the edge of the small cross. It is otherwise in good condition.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 12.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2005

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Tom Brindle
Identified by: Dr Tom Brindle

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Obverse description: Bare-headed bust left; in front, a sceptre (this side missing).
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Short cross voided with CRUX in angles.
Reverse inscription: Illegible
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Hanslope (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP7848
Four figure Latitude: 52.124818
Four figure longitude: -0.86207
1:25K map: SP7848
1:10K map: SP74NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NARC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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