WAW-007910: Early Medieval coin: penny of Aethelred II (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-007910

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Early Medieval silver coin: penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), minted: London, First Hand Type (North 766; c.979-85), moneyer: Aethelred.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 979
Date to: Circa AD 985

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 20.55 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013 - Monday 2nd December 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 766 (First Hand) (Hild. B1)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Obverse inscription: AEDELRED REX ANGLORX (AE ligated; D=th; ORX ligated)
Reverse description: Hand of Providence issuing from clouds: at side A W. North Figure 1.
Reverse inscription: AEDERED M-O LVNDO (AE legated; D=th).
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Warwick (District)
Parish or ward: Rowington (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP2069
Four figure Latitude: 52.31874256
Four figure longitude: -1.70801173
1:25K map: SP2069
1:10K map: SP26NW
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: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 4 years ago

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