YORYM-1B6E14: Early-medieval coin : Penny of Viking ruler

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Unique ID: YORYM-1B6E14

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Silver penny from the Sievert-Siefred-Cnut Group, Cunnetti, York mint, circa 895-902. North, Vol: I, p110, 501.


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 895
Date to: Circa AD 902

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.13 g
Diameter: 19.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Identified by: Mrs Liz Andrews-Wilson
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Cnut of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: York
Category: Coin of the Viking invaders 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 501 (Cunnetti)
Obverse description: Small cross pattee, with pellets in diagonals
Obverse inscription: +CVN:NETI: Reverse description: Patriarchal cross
Reverse inscription: CNUT RE
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Ryedale (District)
To be known as: Wharram

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
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: YORYM
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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