LIN-D87A61: Anglo-Saxon silver sceatta

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-D87A61

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early-medieval silver early penny (sceat) of Secondary Phase Series V (BMC 7; variety b), dating c. 720-40. Ref: Gannon 2013: 134, cf. pl 32, nos 752-6.

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
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Diameter: 12 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series V (Type 7)
Obverse description: Facing bird sitting on vine, its body forming a heart shape.
Obverse inscription: No legend
Reverse description: She-wolf suckling twins (Romulus & Remus); the wolf's head hangs down and is turned towards the twins.
Reverse inscription: No legend
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: South Lincolnshire

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
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
Gannon, A. 2013 SCBI 63: British Museum Anglo-Saxon Coins 1. Early Anglo-Saxon Gold and Anglo-Saxon and Continental Silver Coinage of the North Sea area, c.600-760 London British Museum Press

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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