OXON-48CF79: Early-medieval coin: Thrysma

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-48CF79

Object type certainty: Certain
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A gold early medieval shilling (or thrymsa) dating to the period AD 640-660. 'Two emperors' type, mint in Kent. Obverse: pearl diademed cuirassed bust right; pseudo-legend around. Reverse: bust of angel or Victory with wings above two facing heads (emperors), circular ornament below representing the globe in the prototype (Metcalf 79-80; N.20; S.767)

Notes:

Identified from finder's photographs - not seen in person by recording FLO.

Recorded by Fitzwilliam EMC as 2019.0002

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

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 640
Date to: Circa AD 660

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 12.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 30th December 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2019.003

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Thrymsa
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (Shilling/Thrymsa)
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon gold coin

Obverse description: Pearl diademed cuirassed bust right; pseudo-legend around. Reverse description: Bust of angel or Victory with wings above two facing heads
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Epping Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Matching (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4910
Four figure Latitude: 51.7688531
Four figure longitude: 0.15796238
1:25K map: TL4910
1:10K map: TL41SE
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

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