BERK-64F682: Early-medieval coin: Penny of Aethelred II (obverse)

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-64F682

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A complete early-medieval silver penny of Aethelred II 'The Unready' (AD 978-1016), first small cross (978-c.979; North 764), mint: Bedford; moneyer: Ælfstan. Ref: North 1994: 158, 162.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 978
Date to: Circa AD 979

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th September 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.035

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

Type: N 764 (First Small Cross) (Hild. A)
Obverse description: Left-facing diademed bust, three pellets in front joined to bust by three curving lines.
Obverse inscription: ÆÐELRED REX ANGLOR Reverse description: Small cross pattee
Reverse inscription: ÆLFSTAN M-O BEDA

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
To be known as: Bucknell area

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

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