CORN-90D181: copy of a penny of Eric Bloodaxe (obverse)

Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Rights Holder: Royal Institution of Cornwall
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Unique ID: CORN-90D181

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

Cast base white metal modern copy of a penny of Eric Bloodaxe, Second Reign (AD 952-954), moneyer Aculf in Northumbria.

Obverse: ○ERIC / ○REX divided by a horizontal sword and with a trefoil above and below and an annulet before each word and under the sword hilt, all within an outer ring of pellets

Reverse: X •A•C•V•L•F•M•O•N with pellet stops with the 'N' double-stamped around a central saltire cross within an inner ring of pellets

Die axis is 3 o'clock.

A bad copy from false dies (Martin Allen pers comm).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MODERN
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MODERN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1900
Date to: Circa AD 2000

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.3 mm
Weight: 1.55 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 14th May 2018 - Monday 14th May 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Identified by: Ms Anna Tyacke
Secondary identifier: Dr Martin Allen

Materials and construction

Primary material: White metal
Manufacture method: Cast
Completeness: Complete

Numismatic data

No numismatic data has been recorded for this coin yet.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: St. Ives (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SW5140
Four figure Latitude: 50.20750496
Four figure longitude: -5.49107548
1:25K map: SW5140
1:10K map: SW50NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Coastland
Specific landuse: Above high water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CORN
Created: 6 months ago
Updated: 6 months ago

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