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Unique ID: KENT-DC98F8

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early-medieval silver sceat of Secondary Phase Series E ('Porcupine' type), variety C-related. Probably minted in the Netherlands, c.720-50. Ref: Metcalf 1993: 196-242; Metcalf and Op den Velde 2009/10.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Frisian
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 11.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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 C)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent with two pellets towards right-hand end surrounded by smaller pellets. Three lines below curve and other illegible motifs on partially on flan; above five lines each ending in a pellet; to right pellet border partially visible.
Obverse inscription: none
Reverse description: Off-centre beaded standard containing central annulet, with (in each corner) an x, right-angle, pellet, right-angle. Outside standard what appears like it may be a repeating motif, the visible elements of which are V.VIIIV[ ]
Reverse inscription: none

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Barham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2049
Four figure Latitude: 51.19784052
Four figure longitude: 1.1475355
1:25K map: TR2049
1:10K map: TR24NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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