NLM-F41525: Early Medieval Coin: Sceat of Aldfrith of Northumberland

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-F41525

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver coin. Sceat of Aldfrith of Northumbria (685-705), as kindly identified by the finder/presenter. Abramson presents this as Series Y.

Obverse description: Central ring and dot with legend around it. Plain initial cross.

Obverse inscription: +ALDFRIDUS

Reverse description: Quadruped left, tail with three forks over back, pelleted border below.

Diameter: 11.4mm, Weight: 1.22gms, die axis: probably 12

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 685
Date to: Exactly AD 705

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.22 g
Diameter: 11.4 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: NLM40484

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Aldfrith of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: Northumbria
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York

Type: N 176 (Series Y: Aldfrith)
Obverse description: Central ring and dot with legend around it.
Obverse inscription: +ALDFRIDUS Reverse description: Quadruped left, tail with three forks over back, pelleted border below.
Initial mark: Plain initial cross.
Die axis measurement: 12 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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