IOW-098179: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Series O/Annulet cross type Sceat

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Unique ID: IOW-098179

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver Series O/Annulet Cross type sceat (675-750). Sceat List 12-100, pers. comm. Tony Abramson, 19/7/2018.

Obverse: Monster in flight left, looking back, trefoil tail raised, gaping jaws, pelleted outline, clawed foot below.

Reverse: Annulet cross in double beaded circle, trefoil in angles.

Diameter: 11.9mm. Weight: 0.88g.

Cf. Abramson 2006: 71 for a similar reverse.

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

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 675
Date to: Exactly AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.88 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th June 2018 - Sunday 24th June 2018

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2018-7-187

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)

Obverse description: Monster in flight left, looking back, trefoil tail raised, gaping jaws, pelleted outline, clawed foot below Reverse description: Annulet cross in double beaded circle, trefoil in angles
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: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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