NMS-6DA535: Coins 1 - 12 obverse

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COIN HOARD

Unique ID: NMS-6DA535

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Eighty sceattas of varying types; these small silver coins represent the earliest native English silver coinage and date from circa 675 to the middle of the eighth century. These were scattered over a small area, about 30m by 30m, and clearly represent a hoard or part of a hoard dispersed at some point in the past. The first 65 have already been published (A. B. Marsden in Yorkshire Numismatist 4, 2012) - nos. 66-70, found during 2012, represent an addendum to earlier batches. Nos. 71-5, found during November 2014, and no. 76, found in the summer of 2015, are further additions. Four more, recovered in August 2017 represent nos. 77-80.The full catalogue of the hoard appears in tabular format below:

Catalogue

Number

Series/type

Weight

Notes

Original number

1

A3

1.23g

56

2

BIA/C

1.25g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 3

1

3

BIA/C

1.16g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 2

54

4

BIA/C

1.19g

60

5

BIA/C (copy)

1.24g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 6

62

6

BIA/C (copy)

1.10g

Fragmentary. Obverse and reverse die-links with 5

47

7

BII

1.26g

2

8

BII

1.25g

3

9

BII

1.18g

49

10

BZ

1.25g

4

11

C1

1.16g

8

12

C1

1.21g

44

13

C1

1.04g

64

14

C1 (inverted)

1.22g

5

15

C1 (inverted)

1.20g

7

16

C2

1.25g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 17

61

17

C2

1.21g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 16

63

18

C2

1.21g

6

19

C2

1.14g

9

20

C (with garbled runes?)

1.20g

45

21

R2

1.22g

Reverse die-link with 22

10

22

R2

1.21g

Reverse die-link with 21

11

23

R2

1.16g

12

24

R2

1.11g

57

25

Aldfrith

1.20g

13

26

Fbiii (Metcalf sub-variety 14)

1.14g

19

27

Fbiii (Metcalf sub-variety 14)

1.26g

20

28

Fbii

1.20g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 29-31, reverse die-link with 32

14

29

Fbii

1.17g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 28, 30-31 reverse die-link with 32

15

30

Fbii

1.24g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 28-29, 30, reverse die-link with 32

16

31

Fbii

1.16g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 28-30, reverse die-link with 32

17

32

Fbii

1.24g

Reverse die-link with 28-31

18

33

Fd

0.96g

Fragmentary, obverse and reverse die-link with 67

52

34

VERNVS (group 1, E)

1.10g

22

35

VERNVS (group 1, F)

1.24g

21

36

VERNVS (group 1, F)

1.17g

51

37

VERNVS (group 2, C)

1.23g

23

38

D (type 2C)

1.24g

Obverse die-link with 39

24

39

D (type 2C)

1.19g

Obverse die-link with 38

25

40

D (type 2C)

1.16g

Obverse die-link with 41

30

41

D (type 2C)

1.23g

Obverse die-link with 40

48

42

D (type 2C)

1.22g

26

43

D (type 2C)

1.25g

27

44

D (type 2C)

1.36g

28

45

D (type 2C)

1.21g

29

46

D (type 2C)

1.26g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 68

58

47

D (type 2C)

1.21g

65

48

D (type 8)

1.21g

Very similar obverse die to 51

31

49

D (type 8)

1.23g

32

50

D (type 8)

1.19g

33

51

D (type 8)

1.27g

Very similar obverse die to 48

34

52

D (type 8)

0.83g

Broken half

35

53

D (type 8)

1.22g

50

54

E (G1)

1.20g

36

55

E (G1)

1.22g

37

56

E (G1)

1.10g

38

57

E (G1)

1.24g

39

58

E (G1)

1.22g

46

59

E (G1)

1.38g

53

60

E (G2)

1.22g

40

61

E (G3)

1.23g

41

62

E (G3)

1.26g

59

63

E (G3)

1.24g

42

64

E (G3)

1.19g

43

65

E (G3)

1.21g

55

66

B

1.17g

66

67

Fd

1.18g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 33

67

68

D (type 2C)

1.26g

Obverse and reverse die-links with 46

70

69

D (type 2C)

1.22g

68

70

E (G3)

1.15g

69

Date: Most of the coins are in excellent condition, evidence that most were of no great age when deposited. Given the particular coins represented this deposition can be dated to a very few years later than the deposition of the Aston Rowant (Oxon) hoard. Since Aston Rowant dated to around 705-10, the North Norfolk group was most likely lost or concealed about 710-715.

71. Series BIB 1.12g

72. Series BII 1.18g

73. Series C2 1.19g

74. Series G3 1.24g

75. Series G4 1.09g

76. Series BII 1.17g

77. Irregular Series B, weight

78.Series D, type 8, weight

79. Series D, type 8, weight

80. BMC type 10, Bust right with Runic inscription of APA in front, reverse quilled crescent forming bust, TILV in front

Notes:

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Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Submitted for consideration as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2010T234

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 675
Date to: Circa AD 715

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 76

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st April 2010 - Monday 31st December 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Erica Darch
Identified by: Dr Adrian Marsden

Other reference numbers

SMR reference number: 55269
Treasure case number: 2010T234

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Uncertain

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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