SF-63AF63: Penny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: SF-63AF63

Object type certainty: Certain
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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.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 985
Date to: Circa AD 991

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 19.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st September 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2019.0060

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: 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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Near Bury St Edmunds

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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