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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-B5EB76

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early Medieval series N sceatta, dating to c.720 AD. The obverse shows two standing figures facing each other and holding three long crosses. The reverse has a monster facing right but with its head turned back to look left. It weighs 0.67g and has a diameter of 12mm. Metcalf, D. M. 1994. Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Volume 3, type 41b/41a.

Notes:

This coin was recorded before a Finds Liaison Officer was appointed to Essex and the object description is a transcription of the record made at the time (Record Number E/2642). This record was published in Wise, P. 2002. ‘Recent finds from Essex reported to Colchester Museums 2001-2’, in Essex Archaeology and History 35 (2004), page 224, ref. 3. No image was taken of the object.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.67 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st October 2001

Personal details

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat

Obverse description: Two standing figures facing each other and holding three long crosses Reverse description: A monster facing right but with its head turned back to look left

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Maldon (District)
Parish or ward: Bradwell-on-Sea (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM0308
Four figure Latitude: 51.733938
Four figure longitude: 0.938422
1:25K map: TM0308
1:10K map: TM00NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Metcalf, D.M. 1993 Thrymsas and Sceattas in the Ashmolean Museum Oxford Ashmolean Museum and Royal Numismatic Society 41b/41a
Wise, P.J. 2004 Recent finds from Essex: Report to Colchester museums 2001-2 The Society at the Museum in the Castle 224 3

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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