LVPL-CCD917: Early Medieval sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: LVPL-CCD917

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn early-medieval silver sceat of Secondary Phase Series G (variety b) dating to c. AD710-725, probably minted at Quentovic (France). Ref: Gannon 2013: pl. 19 nos 435-42).

Obverse; worn head right. Reverse: Diamond standard, central pellet in annulet, cross pommee aove and to the sides trefoil below.

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
Date from: Circa AD 710
Date to: Circa AD 725

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st August 2015 - Saturday 1st August 2015

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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: Quentovic
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series G (Type 3a) (N 43)
Obverse description: Worn head right, cross in front
Obverse inscription: None
Reverse description: Diamond standard, central pellet in annulet, cross pommee above and to the sides trefoil below.
Reverse inscription: none
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: East Northamptonshire (District)
Parish or ward: Barnwell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL0483
Four figure Latitude: 52.43509134
Four figure longitude: -0.47163141
1:25K map: TL0483
1:10K map: TL08SW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Gannon, A. 2013 SCBI 63: British Museum Anglo-Saxon Coins 1. Early Anglo-Saxon Gold and Anglo-Saxon and Continental Silver Coinage of the North Sea area, c.600-760 London British Museum Press

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LVPL
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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