PUBLIC-92C204: A compleat Early Medieval silver Continental Sceat, series E and minted in Frisia

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-92C204

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A compleat Early Medieval silver Continental Sceat, series E and minted in Frisia (c. 695-700). The type is known as a VICO, Variety B, so named from the letters on the reverse (Abramson 2006).

Obverse: Shows a quilled crescent curving right enclosing four bars, no inscription.

Reverse: Central annulet within a pelleted linear border. Incription: VICO. The obverse surface appears to be abraded.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 695
Date to: Circa AD 700

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.74 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 11.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 9th September 2007

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr David Lange
Identified by: Mr David Lange

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: Series E (VICO 1b) (Type 4)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent enclosing bars. Reverse description: Standard with central annulet and letters VIC
Reverse inscription: VICO
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
To be known as: Tarring Neville

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: PUBLIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 7 months ago

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