HAMP-6B73E6: Early-Medieval coin : Sceatta of E series (porcupine)

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COIN

Unique ID: HAMP-6B73E6

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

An Early-Medieval silver sceatta or 'sceat', Primary and Intermediate series, Series E (porcupine) VICO variety 3, c.695-700 in date. Measures 11.67mm in diameter and weighs 1.07g. Die axis 3, some wear.

Obverse: Quilled crescent 'porcupine bust' with triangle and annulet beneath the curve, with other angled lines.
Reverse: Square standard with beaded border, containing V and annulet, an incomplete rectangle and a bar. These symbols have been interpreted as standing for VICO, probably after wic, meaning settlement, market, trading port (Abramson 2006 p.41).

Reference: Very close indeed to Metcalfe 196, VICO variety 3. See also Abramson E820

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 695
Date to: Circa AD 700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.07 g
Diameter: 11.67 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 14th April 2013

Rally details.

This object was found at Leisure Promotions - East Stratton 14.4.13

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Mr David Algar

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Winchester Museums Entry Form 3614; Rally find 107

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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 (VICO 3) (Type 4)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent 'porcupine bust' with triangle and annulet beneath the curve, with other angled lines Reverse description: Square standard with beaded border, containing V and annulet, an incomplete rectangle and a bar. These symbols have been interpreted as standing for VICO, probably after wic, meaning settlement, market, trading port (Abramson 2006 p.41)
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Micheldever (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5441
Four figure Latitude: 51.165705
Four figure longitude: -1.229079
1:25K map: SU5441
1:10K map: SU54SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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