IOW-51DE92: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Series X, Type 31 Sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-51DE92

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat issued at Ribe, Denmark (675-750). Series X, Type 31, X120 (Abramson 2006: 15 and 74; North 1994: 65, ref: 117).

Obverse: Facing, radiate, Wodan head with chevron beard, cross pommée either side with two pellets above. Line border with beaded border.

Reverse: Monster in flight left, looking back, gaping jaws biting raised triple-forked tail, pellet below head. Prominent member and clawed feet below. Line border within beaded border.

Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 0.94g. DA=12:12.

Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 675
Date to: Exactly AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.94 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 5th December 2017 - Tuesday 5th December 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2017-5-37

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

Type: Series X (Type 31) (N 116/N 117)
Obverse description: Facing, radiate, Wodan head with chevron beard, cross pommée either side with two pellets above. Line border with beaded border Reverse description: Monster in flight left, looking back, gaping jaws biting raised triple-forked tail, pellet below head. Prominent member and clawed feet below. Line border within beaded border
Die axis measurement: 12 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: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Updated: 2 weeks, 4 days ago

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