LVPL-B14837: Anglo-saxon sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-B14837

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Medieval debased silver sceat, secondary phase, dating to the period AD 710 to 740. Series X (type 31 Woden head / crested monster). Barrett type Ap (Metcalf 1993:279). Probably minted at Ribe, Denmark. North (1994: 65) no 116.

Areas of copper alloy on both faces suggest it is debased silver. A similar example which can be found on the PAS database is c.f SOM-88FE49.

Dimensions: 13mm in diameter, 1.2g

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 710
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2016 - Wednesday 17th August 2016

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Vanessa Oakden
Identified by: Ms Vanessa Oakden

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Secondary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series X (Type 31) (insular style)
Obverse description: Facing Woden head with chevron beard, cross pommee either side, pellet above. Within line border with beaded border beyond and outer line border. Reverse description: Crested monster going left, looking back to the right and biting its raised triple forked tail, claws below, prominent member, pellet below head, pellet to rear. Within line border with beaded border beyond and outer line border.
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Farnborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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