BUC-94492E: Early medieval penny

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Unique ID: BUC-94492E

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An early medieval silver penny dating from AD 710-740. Series X English variety depicting a Wodan head on the obverse, and on the reverse a crested monster in flight.

Abramson 2006, page 39, possibly number x800. M292, cf. Royston find. No 42 BNJ 1986.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 710
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.76 g
Diameter: 10.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 22nd February 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Arwen Wood
Identified by: Arwen Wood

Other reference numbers

Other reference: AYBCM 4828

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series X (Type 31) (N 116/N 117)
Obverse description: Facing 'Wodan' head with splayed hair, long moustache, pellets in neat W shaped beard, pellet cross each side Reverse description: Crested monster in flight
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
Parish or ward: Weedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8118
Four figure Latitude: 51.85472262
Four figure longitude: -0.82533486
1:25K map: SP8118
1:10K map: SP81NW
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date find submitted for recording
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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