IOW-BBBBE8: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: Series K, Type 32 Sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BBBBE8

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

A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat. Series K, Type 32a (K400) or Type 32 (K420). c. 720-c. 740 (Abramson 2006: 19 and 62).

Obverse: Diademed and robed bust of fine style, right, Athenian eye gazing heavenward, small mouth, hand cupping cross pommée before, knotted wreath ties behind.

Reverse: Wolf worm right, tongue extended between fangs, body forming double beaded border.

Diameter: 11.5mm. Weight: 1.06g. DA=12:10.

Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 11.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 20th June 2018 - Wednesday 20th June 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: IOW2018-2-54

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series K (Type 32a) (N 86-91)
Obverse description: Diademed and robed bust of fine style, right, Athenian eye gazing heavenward, small mouth, hand cupping cross pommée before, knotted wreath ties behind Reverse description: Wolf worm right, tongue extended between fangs, body forming double beaded border
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
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: Generated from computer mapping software
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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