NLM-FEC9D7: Early Medieval Coin: Sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-FEC9D7

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. john Naylor kindly identifies this coin: 'looks like a Series J (type 37)', issue of 710-725 (Abramson) or 675-750.

Obverse description: possibly porcupine or quilled figure.

Reverse description: Central cross pommee with four radiating arms, each with three-stranded left hand spiral arms, all within double pelleted border.

Diameter: 11.2mm, Weight: 0.91gms

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Exactly AD 710
Date to: Exactly AD 725

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.91 g
Diameter: 11.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 10th March 2017

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM35532

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series J (Type 37) (N 135)
Obverse description: Possibly porcupine or quilled figure; centre of flan smoothed. Reverse description: Central cross pommee with four radiating arms, each with three-stranded left hand spiral arms, all within double pelleted border.
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Melton Ross

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: NLM
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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