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Unique ID: SF-735C71
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
An incomplete silver early medieval anonymous Anglo-Scandinavian (Viking) penny, dating to the period c. AD 905-19. St. Peter of York Phase 1 swordless/two-line type (North 551), mint: York. Ref: North 1994: 116; Gooch 2014 (in Naismith, Allen and Screen eds 2014: 459-70).
The blundered legends suggest this is a later variety of the type.
The coin is complete except for a portion of the edge, in the first quarter of the coin (obverse) which extends far enough into the coin to affect parts of the obverse inscription. The fabric of the coin is cracked, with a crack visible from the area of the break to the bottom of the coin (6 o'clock obverse).
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian style
Date from: Circa AD 905
Date to: Circa AD 919
Thickness: 1.02 mm
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 18.47 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018
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Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (St Peter of York)
Mint or issue place: York
Category: Coin of the Viking invaders 9th-10th centuries
Type: N 551 (St Peter, Phase I, Two-Line (Horizontal))
Obverse description: Legend in three lines. One pellet above, three pellets above second line
Obverse inscription: SCIIE/TRIII/CI
Reverse description: Small cross pattee
Reverse inscription: +BCRACE
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Naismith, R., Allen, M. and Screen, E. (ed.)||2014||Early Medieval Monetary History Studies in Memory of Mark Blackburn||Ashgate||Ashgate Pub Co|
|North, J.J.||1994||English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272||London||Spink and Son Ltd|