HAMP-ACFED2: Early medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Aethelred II

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An incomplete worn 10th-century silver Early-medieval cut half penny of Aethelred II, Second hand type, uncertain moneyer, Exeter mint (985 - 991 AD; North 768). The coin has suffered some circumferential losses.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.2 mm
Width: 10.4 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.52 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 2nd September 2011 - Sunday 11th September 2011

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Henry
Identified by: Mr Richard Henry
Secondary identifier: Mr Richard Henry

Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3276

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: Exeter
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 768 (Second Hand) (Hild. B2)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right, sceptre with trefoil head before face
Obverse inscription: +EDE[LRED REX AN]GLOX
Reverse description: Hand of Providence issuing from clouds with curve at each side of sleeve, at sides alpha and omega
Reverse inscription: [...]MO EAXE
Initial mark:


Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: St. Mary Bourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4451
Four figure Latitude: 51.256473
Four figure longitude: -1.370864
1:25K map: SU4451
1:10K map: SU45SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Weekend Wanderers USA tour September 2011
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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