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Unique ID: BERK-3E9198

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

An early-medieval cut silver halfpenny of Aethelred II (AD 978-1016), helmet type (c.AD 1003-9), minted at London by the moneyer Eadelm (probably). Ref: North volume I, 1994. 159. No.775.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19 mm
Width: 9.5 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 6th January 2018

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Aethelred II the Unready or Edward the Confessor
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 825/N 828 (Pointed Helmet / Hammer Cross mule)
Obverse description: Helmeted and cui
Obverse inscription: ELRAED REX AN
Reverse description: Long cross voided with each limb terminating in three crescents
Reverse inscription: ..M.NO LVND
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Cherwell (District)
Parish or ward: Bucknell (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP5626
Four figure Latitude: 51.92970559
Four figure longitude: -1.18697487
1:25K map: SP5626
1:10K map: SP52NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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