YORYM-6652B4: Sceat : Eadberht

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COIN

Unique ID: YORYM-6652B4

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

A complete silver sceat, Kings of Northumbria, Eadberht. Animal right with motifs above and below. AD 737-758.

Pirie, p 78, no 2.

This coin has a sub-circular indentation at 12 O'clock; this may indicate an attempt at reuse of the object and is a possible attempt at perforation. However after some discussion with central unit, due to the lack of an effective perforation or clear evidence of an intentional attempt to perforate, this object has not been classified as a pierced coin. It is also possible, and likely, that this indentation may represent test pecking to test the quality of the silver in the Viking bullion economy.

Notes:

This coin has a sub-circular indentation at 12 O'clock; this may indicate an attempt at reuse of the object and is a possible attempt at perforation. However after some discussion with central unit, due to the lack of an effective perforation or clear evidence of an intentional attempt to perforate, this object has not been classified as a pierced coin. It is also possible, and likely, that this indentation may represent test pecking to test the quality of the silver in the Viking bullion economy.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 0.8511 g
Diameter: 13.08 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Ellie Cox
Identified by: Miss Ellie Cox
Secondary identifier: Mrs Rebecca Griffiths

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: E[A]DBEREhTVS
Reverse description: Beast Right with motifs above and below
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: East Riding of Yorkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Cottam (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9766
Four figure Latitude: 54.08079308
Four figure longitude: -0.5188166
1:25K map: SE9766
1:10K map: SE96NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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