SF-185733: Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) coin: penny of Aethelred II.

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Unique ID: SF-185733

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An incomplete silver Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) penny of Aethelred II, second hand type, dating to AD 985-991. Mint of London, unclear moneyer. Cf North p. 120, no. 768

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 985
Date to: Circa AD 991

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.25 mm
Weight: 0.83 g
Diameter: 19.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 27th September 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 768 (Second Hand) (Hild. B2)
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: AEDELRAED R[...]
Reverse description: Hand of Providence with curve at each side of sleeve; alpha, omega and pellets at sides.
Reverse inscription: +AELF[...]VND
Initial mark: +
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Stowupland

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Updated: 3 years ago

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