NLM-F3D313: Early Medieval Coin: Sceat of Series E

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-F3D313

Object type certainty: Certain
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Silver coin. Sceat of Series E, issue of 700-765, a Frisian issue. Of a group of 7 coins presented together, this is exceptionally bright and the obverse detail blurred.

Obverse description: Twelve quills springing left from a rounded crescent ridge, possibly with two central pellets, either letters [look like OCN] legs or degenerate features of bust right below crescent.

Reverse description: Beaded square standard with central ring and pellet and three pellet-ended bars and a bird-like curvilinear blob within it, a pellet and mark on one side and the edge of a cross pommee on an adjacent side.

Diameter: 11.5mm, Weight: 1.20gms, die axis: possibly 9

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: Circa AD 700
Date to: Circa AD 765

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 11.5 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: NLM40481

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: Dorestad
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series E (Plumed Bird: uncertain subclass) (Type 6) (N 49)
Obverse description: Twelve quills springing left from a rounded crescent ridge, possibly with two central pellets, either letters [look like OCN] legs or degenerate features of bust right below crescent Reverse description: Beaded square standard with central ring and pellet and three pellet-ended bars and a bird-like curvilinear blob within it, a pellet and mark on one side and the edge of a cross pommee on an adjacent side.
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: near Keelby

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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