NLM-F40401: Early Medieval Coin: Sceat, possibly a base metal imitation

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-F40401

Object type certainty: Certain
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Copper alloy coin, in the style of a sceat; cf. Series R imitations, possibly issue of 710-765.

Obverse description: Radiate head right in Roman barbarous radiate style. As for the reverse, Abramson scarcely presents such a simplified or degenerate standard as this.

Reverse description: Square standard with an angular channel leading from one side, large central ring and dot with one smaller pellet adjacent, loose ring of blobs outside standard.

Diameter: 13.0mm, Weight: 0.82gms, 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
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 710
Date to: Exactly AD 765

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.82 g
Diameter: 13 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: NLM40483

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
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 R : Metcalf R8 : Blackburn I
Obverse description: Radiate head right in Roman barbarous radiate style. Reverse description: Square standard with an angular channel leading from one side, large central ring and dot with one smaller pellet adjacent, loose ring of blobs outside standard.
Die axis measurement: 3 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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