NLM-45F81B: Early Medieval Coin: possible Northumbrian Styca

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-45F81B

Object type certainty: Probably
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Copper alloy coin. Possibly a Northumbrian styca, as kindly identified by the finder. The ?obverse conforms more closely to the suggested type (cf. Abramson 2006, page 131), but the ?reverse appears figurative rather than literate. Suggested date: issue of 800-867

?Obverse description: Central ?cross in circular panel; indistinct circumferential legend

?Reverse description: Central boss with the appearance of a left hand spiral radiating from it, with pellets between the curving rays

Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 0.79gms

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 style
Date from: Circa AD 800
Date to: Circa AD 867

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.79 g
Diameter: 13 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 8th October 2018

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM40670

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Styca
Ruler/issuer: Archbishop Eanbald II of York
Mint or issue place: Northumbria
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York

Type: N 194 (Abp Eanbald II)
Obverse description: Central ?cross in circular panel; indistinct circumferential legend Reverse description: Central boss with the appearance of a left hand spiral radiating from it, with pellets between the curving rays
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: Buslingthorpe

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NLM
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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