PUBLIC-99041C: A complete Early Medieval silver penny of Aethelred II.

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-99041C

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A complete Early Medieval silver penny of Aethelred II 'The Unready' (978-1016), 'Crux' type. Dated 991-997. Ilchester mint. Moneyer: God. North No. 770. Damaged flan.

Obverse description: Bust left, sceptre in front. Obverse inscription: +AETHELRED EX ANGLORX.

Reverse description: Voided short cross with pellet at centre; CRVX in angles. Reverse inscription: + GOD M-O GIFEL.

Notes:

On the obverse the R is missing from REX.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 991
Date to: Circa AD 997

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.31 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.93 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 20th 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: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: Ilchester
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 770 (Early Transitional Crux) (Hild. C var.)
Obverse description: Bust left, sceptre in front.
Obverse inscription: AETHELRED EX ANGLORX.
Reverse description: Voided short cross with pellet at centre; CRVX in angles.
Reverse inscription: GOD M-O GIFEL.
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very 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: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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