PUBLIC-FAE5F5: Early Medieval silver coin: penny

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A probably modern copy of an early medieval silver penny (AD997-1003) based on a Hiberno-Norse imitation of an Aethelred II penny. Long cross type.

Dimensions; Diameter: 18.80mm Weight: 1.38g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 997
Date to: Circa AD 1003

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.39 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Uncertain silver penny
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: Uncertain silver penny from the 11th Century, not further defined
Obverse description: Bareheaded bust left
Obverse inscription: SIHTRIC REX DVFLIN
Reverse description: Double voided long cross with a central pellet and a crescent at the terminal of each arm of the cross. In the upper right quadrant there is a hand .
Reverse inscription: ENIN MDV FLIN
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Southwark (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Cathedrals (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3280
Four figure Latitude: 51.503528
Four figure longitude: -0.099555
1:25K map: TQ3280
1:10K map: TQ38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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