SOM-B36948: Early Medieval sceat: Series E

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COIN

Unique ID: SOM-B36948

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

Early Medieval silver sceat, Series E (secondary type, Metcalf variety A, porcupine and standard), c.AD 715-765, North (1993:61) no. 48, similar to Metcalf (1993) no.227.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 715
Date to: Exactly AD 765

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.9 mm
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 11.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 8th August 2014 - Friday 8th August 2014

Personal details

Recorded by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Identified by: Mrs Vicky Lemmens
Secondary identifier: Ms Laura Burnett

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC receipt 17042, finders ref JP 26

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
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 (Secondary Variety A)
Obverse description: Curved line with multiple hair lines radiating from the top edge, each hair line starting with a pellet. Three parallel straight lines below the curve with part of a probable cross going off the flan to the right
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Square standard of pellet lines containing T T / \ arranged, one symbol in each corner, around a double struck central annulet with a pellet between the angled lines. Pellets on the ends of the lines of the T's and angled lines. A cross flanked by pellets extends from at least two sides of the standard and probably further crosses from at least two corners.
Reverse inscription: None
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: West Knoyle CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

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

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