IOW-FC37D4: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: Penny of Ethelred II

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Unique ID: IOW-FC37D4

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Ethelred II (978-1016), minted by Wulfnoth at Dorchester. Crux type, c. 991-c. 997 (North 1994: 159, ref: 770).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 991
Date to: Circa AD 997

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.35 g
Diameter: 19.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 8th December 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2010-2-573

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 770 (Crux) (Hild. C)
Obverse description: Bare headed bust left; in front, a sceptre
Obverse inscription: EDELRED REX ANGLO Reverse description: Short voided cross with CRVX in angles
Reverse inscription: PVLFNOD M-O DOR
Initial mark: Cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Wednesday 8th December 2010
Updated: Monday 21st March 2011

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