SF-CBACEC: Early Medieval coin: silver penny of Aethelred II

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-CBACEC

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver hammered penny of Aethelred II, dating c. 979-985. 'First Hand' type, moneyer Aelfgar at the mint of London. North 766.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 979
Date to: Circa AD 985

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.29 g
Diameter: 20.32 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 21st November 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 766 (First Hand) (Hild. B1)
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right
Obverse inscription: +AEDELRED REX ANGLOX
Reverse description: Hand of God issuing from clouds, flanked by alpha and omega (A/W)
Reverse inscription: +AELFGAR MO LVNDONI
Initial mark: Plain cross

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Fordham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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