SF-DDEA07: Coin

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Unique ID: SF-DDEA07

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

cut half of Harold I

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1035
Date to: Circa AD 1040

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.54 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st November 2003

Personal details

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Identified by: Dr Tom Plunkett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2004.0011

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Harold Harefoot
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Obverse description: Bust facing left, pellet with three straight bands falling left, then oblique pelleted zone (robe hem) falling towards right,riging hem from behind this towards right, pellet and three incurving bands falling at right. Small face with two 'tufts' of hair.
Obverse inscription: ......./LD:RE[X]
Reverse description: Cross composed of four ovals united at their bases by two circles enclosing a pellet (half, cut diagonally between arms).
Reverse inscription: Present but unclear.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Freckenham

Spatial coordinates

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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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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