BERK-D0574D: Alfred The Great - Anglo-Viking imitation

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Unique ID: BERK-D0574D

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A Hammered silver Anglo-Saxon or, Anglo-Viking imitations of Alfred the Great. C. 885 - 915 AD. Two-line 'Guthram' type. Moneyer probably Cuthbeorht. Reverse with a small cross pattée between legend in two lines; pellet between. North 475/1; SCBC 966.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 885
Date to: Circa AD 915

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 20.42 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alfred the Great
Mint or issue place: Kingdom of Northumbria
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Obverse description: Two-line ’Guthram’ type.
Obverse inscription: +EL F[R] ED RE
Reverse description: Small cross pattée between legend in two lines; pellet between.
Reverse inscription: CΛÐB over ERHE
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Blewbury (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5386
Four figure Latitude: 51.57038777
Four figure longitude: -1.2366848
1:25K map: SU5386
1:10K map: SU58NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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