IOW-878AE9: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: 'Wodan' Series H, Type 49 Sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-878AE9

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat (710-740) of Wodan Series H, Type 49, H804/H900 (Abramson 2006: 16 and 73; North 1994: 64, ref: 103, plate 1, no. 48). Mint of Hamwic (Southampton).

Obverse: Moustached face centrally with a beaded outline, nine roundels with pellets between and cross pattée below face, all within a beaded border.

Reverse: Crested peacock displaying right, roundels above and below head, pellet between legs, pellets behind, all within a beaded border.

Diameter: 12.2mm. Weight: 0.86g. DA=12:7.

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: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 710
Date to: Exactly AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 12.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 18th January 2018 - Thursday 18th January 2018

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: IOW2018-5-6

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

Type: Series H (Type 49; Metcalf 1a) (N 103: bird right)
Obverse description: Moustached face centrally with a beaded outline, nine roundels with pellets between and cross pattée below face, all within a beaded border Reverse description: Crested peacock displaying right, roundels above and below head, pellet between legs, pellets behind, all within a beaded border
Die axis measurement: 2 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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Timeline of associated dates

Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Wednesday 24th January 2018
Updated: Wednesday 24th January 2018

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