LEIC-ED57B9: Anglo-Saxon coin: Continental sceatta

Rights Holder: Phil Harding
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Unique ID: LEIC-ED57B9

Object type certainty: Certain
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Anglo-Saxon silver sceatta,possibly a Continental Series E 'porcupine' type. The coin is in good condition, is 12mm in diameter and weighs 1.06g.

Subsequent actions

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


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 695
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 11th June 2018

Personal details

Recorded by: Dr Phil Harding
Identified by: Dr Phil Harding

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2741

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Obverse description: Degenerate head right resembling 'porcupine' design. Beaded cross to right of bust. Reverse description: 'Standard' with central annulet and geometric symbols
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: Melton (District)
Parish or ward: Hoby with Rotherby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK6716
Four figure Latitude: 52.73749015
Four figure longitude: -1.00910769
1:25K map: SK6716
1:10K map: SK61NE
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: Whilst searching with a metal detector
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LEIC
Created: 7 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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