SUR-681761: Early medieval coin: Cut halfpenny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: SUR-681761

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of an early-medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II (978-1016), Crux Type (991-97; North 770), mint and moneyer uncertain. Ref: North 1994: 159.

The coin is in fragmentary condition with a section of the outer edge of the coin missing, having broken along the line of the inner circle, and another break across the inner circle.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 991
Date to: Circa AD 997

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 10.9 mm
Weight: 0.4 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr David W Williams
Identified by: Mr David W Williams
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-532

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 770 (Crux) (Hild. C)
Obverse description: Left-facing bust holding sceptre. Sceptre only vsiible.
Obverse inscription: [EDELRED] REX A[NGLO]
Reverse inscription: [...]INE M[...] (NE ligated)
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Test Valley (District)
Parish or ward: Amport (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3045
Four figure Latitude: 51.20342937
Four figure longitude: -1.57197705
1:25K map: SU3045
1:10K map: SU34NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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