NLM-605329: Early Medieval Coin: Sceat of class B

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-605329

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

Silver coin. Sceat, probably series B issue of 680-710; not individually identified in Abramson 2006 by this reporter. However, Alan Smith kindly comments 'I'm pretty sure this coin is a series F (type 24b) sceatta, Spink no. 781, Abramson F 120'.

Obverse description: Diademed head right, hair of numerous pellets and diadem ribbons also pelleted; cross pattee and legend before face, smaller cross [or X] behind head.

Obverse inscription: +AM + ?M T [on its side]

Reverse description: Cross pattee flanked by pellet left and annulet right, two pellets and semi-circular figure below cross, H-shaped object above it with further scattered bars and pellets. The impression is of either scattered elements of a 'TOT' standard; or [inverted] a bird on a cross with only the lower part of the bird's rump visible, possibly with garbled legend outside the arrangement.

Dimeter: 12.1mm, Weight: 1.02gms, die axis: possibly 9

Subsequent actions

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
Date from: Exactly AD 675
Date to: Exactly AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.02 g
Diameter: 12.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 9th April 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM36077

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series F (Metcalf b.i) (Type 24b) (N 62)
Obverse description: Diademed head right, hair of numerous pellets and diadem ribbons also pelleted; cross pattee and legend before face, smaller cross [or X] behind head. Reverse description:
Obverse inscription: +AM + ?M T [on its side] Reverse description: Cross pattee flanked by pellet left and annulet right, two pellets and semi-circular figure below cross, H-shaped object above it with further scattered bars and pellets.
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Nottinghamshire (County)
District: Bassetlaw (District)
To be known as: Fledborough

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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