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Unique ID: WILT-F4E9E3

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver denaro of Frederick II (1197-1250), Holy Roman Emperor and King of Sicily, Germany, Italy, and Jerusalem dating to AD 1243-8. Right facing eagle with spread wings reverse type. Mint of Brindisi (MEC14, 555-7; Travaini 35). Ref: Grierson and Travaini 1998: 181.

Obverse Inscription: + F.R.OM[.]IPR'.SEP.AVG'.

Reverse Inscripton: +.R .IERL' ET SICIL'.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1243
Date to: Circa AD 1248

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 18.76 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 2018-13

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: denaro
Ruler/issuer: Italian States
Mint or issue place: Sicily
Type: Italian states (excluding Venice): silver coin
Obverse description: Bare head facing right.
Obverse inscription: +.F.ROM.IPR'.SEP.AVG'
Reverse description: Eagle facing right with spread wings
Reverse inscription: + R. IERL' ET SICIL'
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Enford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU1351
Four figure Latitude: 51.25801683
Four figure longitude: -1.81508814
1:25K map: SU1351
1:10K map: SU15SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Grierson, P. and Traviaini, L. 1998 Medieval European Coinage 14: Italy (III) South Italy, Sicily, Sardinia Cambridge CUP

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