YORYM-5893F1: Sceatta of Eadberht : Early Medieval

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Unique ID: YORYM-5893F1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete silver sceatta of Eadberht, King of Northumbria. Reverse depicts a quadruped with raised foreleg and long tail with cross beneath. AD 737-758.

Thickness: 1.33mm
Diameter: 13.41mm
Weight: 0.88g


The initial records and photographic images were taken at Bishop Burton 2011 Rally. We understand that the images fall below our usual standards, this however is due to the difficult conditions (predominantly the lack of ideal lighting conditions) under which they were taken. The recorder has done what is possible to raise the quality of the images before attaching them to the records.
As these finds were recorded at the Bishop Burton 2011 Rally, the individual recording them onto the PAS Database has not seen them and was not the primary identifier. Therefore for more in-depth, secondary identification, only the paper records written at the Rally and the photographic images were available to assist.

While this object was recorded at the Bishop Burton Rally 2011 it was not found during the rally. This is reflected in the find spot information.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 737
Date to: Circa AD 758

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.33 mm
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 13.41 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney
Secondary identifier: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Eadberht of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: Northumbria
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York

Type: N 177 (Series Y: Eadberht: beast right)
Obverse description: Central cross
Obverse inscription: EOTBEREHTUS
Reverse description: Quadruped with raised foreleg and long tail with cross beneath
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Snape with Thorp (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE2785
Four figure Latitude: 54.259961
Four figure longitude: -1.587023
1:25K map: SE2785
1:10K map: SE28NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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