WAW-359CC5: Obverse and reverse of an Aethrelred II coin.

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Unique ID: WAW-359CC5

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Penny of Aethelred II of the second hand type, c.985-991. Minted at London by Oscytel. North 768. The coin has creases on the surfaces, as if at one point it was creased or crumpled. EMC 2006.0150

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 985
Date to: AD 991

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.39 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 24th June 2004

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2006.0150

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 768 (Second Hand) (Hild. B2)
Obverse description: Bust right, draped and cuirassed, holding a sceptre.
Obverse inscription: +ÆÐELRÆD REX ANGLOX
Reverse description: Hands of Providence issuing from a cloud. Either side is an 'A' and 'W', with a pellet beneath each.
Reverse inscription: +OSCYTEL M-O LVNDO

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Barcheston (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3039
Four figure Latitude: 52.048585
Four figure longitude: -1.563955
1:25K map: SP3039
1:10K map: SP33NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd No. 768

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Recording Institution: WAW
Created: 17 years ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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