NCL-62AAB7: Coin: Penny of AEthelred

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Unique ID: NCL-62AAB7

Object type certainty: Certain
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A 'Last Small Cross' penny of AEthelred II (978-1016). The coin dates from c. 1009 -1017. Only a fragment remains.

North Number: 777

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1009
Date to: Circa AD 1017

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.48 mm
Weight: 0.4 g
Diameter: 12.44 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th February 2011 - Sunday 27th February 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Emma Morris
Identified by: Miss Emma Morris

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 777 (Last Small Cross) (Hild. A)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left
Obverse inscription: AETHELRAED REX ANG Reverse description: Small cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Sleaford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0744
Four figure Latitude: 52.98267
Four figure longitude: -0.407689
1:25K map: TF0744
1:10K map: TF04SE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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