HAMP-8B9F0D: Early-medieval coin : penny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: HAMP-8B9F0D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early-medieval silver penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), 'crux' type (991-97; North 770), mint: Totnes, moneyer: Aelfstan. Bust type North p.161 fig. 2 'normal type'. Reference: North 1994: 159-61


The coin appears to be die-linked to SCBI 1 (Fitzwilliam Museum) no. 673 (see EMC 1001.0673).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

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
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 19.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd August 2015 - Sunday 2nd August 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Entry Form WINCM 163

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: Totnes
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 770 (Crux) (Hild. C)
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust left; in front, a sceptre
Obverse inscription: + AEDELRAED REX ANGLORX (both AE ligated; ORX ligated)
Reverse description: Short cross voided with CRVX in angles
Reverse inscription: + AELFSTAN M-O TOTA (AE ligated)
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Ropley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6433
Four figure Latitude: 51.09274836
Four figure longitude: -1.08749698
1:25K map: SU6433
1:10K map: SU63SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

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

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