SUR-65D893: Early medieval: Penny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: SUR-65D893

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A penny of Aethelred II, 'last small cross type', bust North fig. 6 (N777).


About one thrid of the circumference is missing.


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1009
Date to: Circa AD 1017

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.92 g
Diameter: 19.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th December 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 07.1038

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 777 (Last Small Cross) (Hild. A)
Obverse description: Bust facing elft
Obverse inscription: [ÆDEL]RÆD REX ANG[LORX] (The NG look joined)
Reverse description: Small central cross
Reverse inscription: Illegible +[...]E(?)

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Broughton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3134
Four figure Latitude: 51.104467
Four figure longitude: -1.558608
1:25K map: SU3134
1:10K map: SU33SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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