HAMP-C7CF43: Early-medieval coin : penny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: HAMP-C7CF43

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An early-medieval silver penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), Helmet type (BMC viii), dating to c.1003-1009. Struck at the mint of Exeter by Wulfsige.
Reference: North 775

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1003
Date to: Circa AD 1009

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.22 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 775 (Helmet) (Hild. E)
Obverse description: Bust left in armour and radiate helmet.
Obverse inscription: +AETHELRAED REX ANGL. (AE ligated both times; NG ligated)
Reverse description: Voided long cross, each limb terminating in three crescents, over square with trefoil at each point.
Reverse inscription: +PVL / FSIG / EMO / EAXE
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Clapham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0906
Four figure Latitude: 50.84326781
Four figure longitude: -0.45320685
1:25K map: TQ0906
1:10K map: TQ00NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Woodland

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London 775

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 4 years ago

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