SF-BAFF04: sceatta

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Unique ID: SF-BAFF04

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Early Medieval silver sceatta, Continental series E, later type (Variety A-related), 710-765 AD, probably an Abramson type E 150.

Martin Allen has recorded it as EMC 2012.0083, and commented that it belongs to a secondary variety of Series E that does not really fit into the typology of Metcalf and Op den Velde. This is a very diverse coinage that sometimes defies precise classification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 710
Date to: Circa AD 765

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 11.19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 18th September 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Jane Carr
Identified by: Mrs Jane Carr
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's ref. 7

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 (Secondary) (Type 4)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent enclosing three bars Reverse description: beaded standard with central annulet, with four bars pelleted at each end arranged in a square around, with two cross pommee outside, on adjacent sides

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Wethersingsett

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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