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Unique ID: SF-63AF63
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A silver penny of Aethelred II, Second Hand type, c.985-991 AD. As North, 1980: no. 768. EMC 2019.0060. Dr Martin Allen has identified this coin as an issue of the moneyer Sigewulf (new name variant) at the mint of Stafford-a new mint for the Second Hand type.
This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 19.83 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011
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Other reference: EMC 2019.0060
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: Stafford
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066
Type: N 768 (Second Hand) (Hild. B2)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right, in front a sceptre with trefoil head, all within an inner circle
Obverse inscription: +ÆDELRED REX ANGLOX
Reverse description: Hand of Providence with curve at each side of sleeve (issuing from clouds), at sides Λ. - ω.
Reverse inscription: +SIVLL M-O STÆÐFOR
Initial mark: Cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
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