LIN-C98F67: Possible lead Anlgo-Saxon sceat

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Unique ID: LIN-C98F67

Object type certainty: Certain
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A possible contemporary copy, in lead, of an Anglo-Saxon silver sceatta. It is circular and has incised motifs on both sides. One side is decorated with a crescent of diagonally hatched lines, similar to the 'porcupine' imagery seen on Series E sceattas. In this instance, however, the diagonal lines run in the opposite direction to those on Series E sceattas. The decoration on the other side is more difficult to determine, and appears to comprise a series of geometric lines.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 680
Date to: Circa AD 720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.21 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Adam Daubney
Identified by: Dr Adam Daubney

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series E (uncertain subtype)
Obverse description: Radiating lines similar to a porcupine Reverse description: Geometric lines
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Hale area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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