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Unique ID: SUR-EF936A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A worn early medieval cut halfpenny of a Late Anglo-Saxon king, Eadgar (959-75), Edward the Martyr (975-8) or Aethelred II (978-1016) of the post-Reform issues (after c.975), uncertain type, mint and moneyer uncertain. Ref: North 1994: 157-67.

The coin is very worn within the field on both obverse and reverse, with virtually nothing of the design remaining, and the inscriptions are only partial given its status as a cut fraction. The lettering on the reverse is worn and difficult to read in its entirety, the moneyer reading only [... ]OL[... ]with certainty. It may be GOL[... ], which could suggest the moneyer is Goldric of Stafford (possibly STAEFOR, for which FOR is distinctly visible).

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 975
Date to: Circa AD 1016

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.62 g
Diameter: 20.65 mm

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: 15-1531

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Obverse description: Illegible
Obverse inscription: [...] X ANGLORX (ORX ligated)
Reverse description: illegible
Reverse inscription: +[... ]OL[... ]F O R, probably +GOL[..]FOR
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: Buriton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7518
Four figure Latitude: 50.95655792
Four figure longitude: -0.93354916
1:25K map: SU7518
1:10K map: SU71NE
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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Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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