WAW-AFC2D7: Early Medieval coin: penny of Aethelred II (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-AFC2D7

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Early Medieval coin: penny of Aethelraed II (978-1016) minted in London by the moneyer Godric between c. 997-1003 AD. North No. 774. The reverse legend unusually ends with AN rather than ANGL or ANGLO.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 997
Date to: AD 1003

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1 g
Diameter: 20.16 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st December 2007 - Friday 1st February 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Dr David Symons
Secondary identifier: Ms Angie Bolton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred II of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York

Obverse description: Bust facing left, wearing drapery and has a bare-head. The hair is formed by radiating ridges.
Obverse inscription: [ ]REX AN
Reverse description: Long cross with each arm terminating with three crescents.
Reverse inscription: GO / DR[ ] /[ ]OL / V[ ]D
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Bromsgrove (District)
Parish or ward: Beoley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP0770
Four figure Latitude: 52.32805
Four figure longitude: -1.898708
1:25K map: SP0770
1:10K map: SP07SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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Updated: 8 years ago

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