WILT-34CDED: Early Medieval penny of Athelred II

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Unique ID: WILT-34CDED

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An Early-Medieval silver cut halfpenny of Aethelred II, dating to c. AD 1009-1017. Last small cross issue, minted by Bruntat in Lincoln. North (1994: 160) no. 777.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1009
Date to: Circa AD 1017

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.8 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Wil Partridge
Identified by: Mr Wil Partridge

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SSWM 5402

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 777 (Last Small Cross) (Hild. A)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left
Obverse inscription: AETHELR[...]GLO
Reverse description: Small cross
Reverse inscription: [...]RVNTAT O[...]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Sixpenny Handley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU0118
Four figure Latitude: 50.96142355
Four figure longitude: -1.98713386
1:25K map: SU0118
1:10K map: SU01NW
Grid reference source: From finder
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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