SF-735C71: Early Medieval coin: Anglo-Scandinavian 'St Peter of York' type

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-735C71

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find 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).

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

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
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Scandinavian
Date from: Circa AD 905
Date to: Circa AD 919

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.02 mm
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 18.47 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st January 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Anna Booth
Identified by: Ms Anna Booth
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Suffolk Coastal (District)
To be known as: Campsey Ash

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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