WILT-C5EF72: Early-Medieval coin : Cut halfpenny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: WILT-C5EF72

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Early-Medieval cut halfpenny, second hand type, of Aethelred II, 19mm in diameter and weighing 0.63g. Moneyer: Osulf Mint: Most probably London Date: 985-991 Reference: North 768


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Date from: AD 985
Date to: AD 991

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.63 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st August 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 768 (Second Hand) (Hild. B2)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right, sceptre with trefoil head before face
Obverse inscription: +EDEL[RED REX AN]G[LO]X
Reverse description: Hand of Providence issuing from clouds with curve at each side of sleeve, at sides alpha and omega
Reverse inscription: +OSVLF MO [

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Swindon

Spatial coordinates

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: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 768

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