IOW-815F9A: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: Penny of Cnut

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-815F9A

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of an Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Cnut (1016-1035), dating to the period 1024-1030. (North 1991: 168, ref: 787). Hild. G. The inscriptions are missing due to breaks or clipping.

Obverse: [ ]; Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left, sceptre in front.

Reverse: [ ]; Short voided cross united at base by two circles, in centre a pellet. In each angle a broken annulet enclosing a pellet.

Length: 11.5mm; width: 6.7mm. Weight: 0.18g.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 1024
Date to: Exactly AD 1030

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.5 mm
Width: 6.7 mm
Weight: 0.18 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 20th May 2018 - Sunday 20th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-1-171

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Cnut the Great
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 787 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. G)
Obverse description: Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left, sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: [ ] Reverse description: Short voided cross united at base by two circles, in centre a pellet. In each angle a broken annulet enclosing a pellet
Reverse inscription: [ ]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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