HESH-9CD70E: Early Medieval: Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-9CD70E

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Early-Medieval silver sceat, Series L or K* (Type 18), AD c. 720-c. 740.

Dimensions: diameter: 12.2mm; thickness: 1.5mm. Weight: 0.85 grams

Refs.:

Abramson 2006: 62, cf. K350; Spink 2012: 92, no. 804F. North: 72

*Abramson lists type 18 as a Series K coin, but Spink, North and others call it Series L.

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
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 740

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 0.85 g
Diameter: 12.2 mm

Rally details.

This object was found at Detectival 2017

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service; Object Entry Form: E.01506

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series L (Type 18) (N 72)
Obverse description: Diademed, draped bust right, cross staff in right field
Obverse inscription: [...] VX
Reverse description: Figure standing in boat, facing, wearing tunic and holding cross staff in right hand; bird in left hand, with ?branch? in beak
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Leafield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3015
Four figure Latitude: 51.83281208
Four figure longitude: -1.56604031
1:25K map: SP3015
1:10K map: SP31NW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 4 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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