SUR-00CDD2: Early Medieval coin: Penny of Aethelred II, Benediction issue

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Unique ID: SUR-00CDD2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver, penny, Aethelred II (978-1016), Benediction Hand (c.991), Rochester (probably), Osferth, North 1994, no.769.


North 769

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Date from: Circa AD 991

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 19.75 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st August 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr Julian Baker

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 06/451

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 769 (Benediction Hand) (Hild. B3)
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust, facing right with sceptre
Obverse inscription: +ÆDELRÆD [REX AN]GLOX Reverse description: Hand giving Latin benediction, cross in sleeve, curves both sides of sleeve.
Reverse inscription: OSFERTH M-O[]ROF

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Mid Sussex (District)
Parish or ward: Balcombe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3230
Four figure Latitude: 51.054183
Four figure longitude: -0.11801
1:25K map: TQ3230
1:10K map: TQ33SW
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: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Disturbed

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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