DENO-35C998: Early Medieval Coin: Cut Quarter Penny (farthing) of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: DENO-35C998

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Early Medieval Coin: Cut silver quarter penny (farthing) of Aethelred II (978-1016). Hand of Providence (first hand) reverse type with uncertain mint and moneyer. Minted c.979-985.

Coin Reference: North (Volume I), probably number 766 but several of the variants listed under 767 cannot be fully discounted due to the cut and incomplete condition of this coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 979
Date to: Circa AD 985

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.8 mm
Thickness: 0.82 mm
Weight: 0.21 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th November 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Derby E7235

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 766 (First Hand) (Hild. B1)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: [AETHELRED REX] ANG [LOX]
Reverse description: Hand of providence issuing from the clouds; at side A.W.
Reverse inscription: +GO[...]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Ludford Area

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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