NLM-F3C579: Early Medieval Coin: possibly imitation of Series L

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-F3C579

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. Sceat, probably of Series L, a London derived issue of 730-765, cf. Abramson (page 78) L700 or K/N, issue of 720-740 - a broad range of 720-765 is suggested in advance of better qualified comment..

Obverse description: Beast with long pellet-ended jaws and large eye, curved neck, claw left and spiral right, quills behind beast neck, bar across curve of beast neck, straight line limits quills. This seems to combine a well-drawn beast motif with characteristics of a diademed bust.

Reverse description: Figure with head of three rounded blobs and vertically striped tabard facing, holding two long crosses pommee; row of pellets between each cross shaft and the legs of the figure and between each shaft and the pelleted border of flan.

Diameter: 11.6mm, Weight: 1.10gms, die axis: possibly 3

Subsequent actions

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
Date from: Exactly AD 720
Date to: Exactly AD 765

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 11.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 11th September 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Martin Foreman
Identified by: Mr Martin Foreman

Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40480

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series L (Type 12) (N 63)
Obverse description: Beast with long pellet-ended jaws and large eye, curved neck, claw left and spiral right, quills behind beast neck, bar across curve of beast neck, straight line limits quills. This seems to combine a well-drawn beast motif with characteristics of a diademed bust. Reverse description: Figure with head of three rounded blobs and vertically striped tabard facing, holding two long crosses pommee; row of pellets between each cross shaft and the legs of the figure and between each shaft and the pelleted border of flan.
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

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