BH-763BE8: Early-Medieval coin: Series E Continental sceat

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Unique ID: BH-763BE8

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A silver Continental sceat of Early-Medieval date; Series E, 'Porcupine' type; 'Vico sub variety 1b', similar to Metcalf no. 198/Ashton Rowant 284b and 285a (see Metcalf 1993: 213); minted c. 695-710. The coin is in good condition, with little wear or corrosion. It measures 11.3mm in diameter, 2mm thick and weighs 1.07g.

Class: Sceat
Sub class: Series E ('Porcupine')

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 695
Date to: AD 710

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 11.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 10th October 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Ms Charlotte Burrill
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 09/191 - 37

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series E (VICO 1b) (Type 4)
Obverse description: Quilled (serpent?) head right, crescent enclosing four bars, two joined by cross bar.
Obverse inscription: No legend.
Reverse description: Degenerate legend in beaded standard.
Reverse inscription: VICO
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Clothall

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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