SUSS-D3BF24: SUSS-D3BF24 EARLY MED COIN

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-D3BF24

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Early Medieval silver continental sceat minted in Frisia (c. 695-700). The type is know as a VICO, Variety 1b, so named from the letters on the reverse. The obverse shows a quilled crescent curving right enclosing four bars. The metal has darkened consistently into a dull dark grey patina.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Frisian
Date from: Circa AD 695
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 700
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 12.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 10th January 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Garry CRACE
Identified by: Mr Garry CRACE
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series E (VICO 1b) (Type 4)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent enclosing bars. Reverse description: Standard with central annulet and letters VIC
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Lewes

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Discovery circumstances: Discovered during detecting with Brighton Club; date listed is date recorded

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: Sunday 13th March 2011
Updated: Tuesday 13th March 2012

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