IOW-34EEEC: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: Penny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: IOW-34EEEC

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An Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Aethelred II (978-1016), minted by Eadsige at Winchester and dating to the period c. 979-985. North first hand type, fig. 1 (BMC iia, Hild. B1). North 1994: 158, ref: 766. The coin has been recorded on the EMC database as EMC 2019.0030

Obverse: +EÐELRED REX ANGLOX; Diademed bust right.

Reverse: +EADSIGE M-O PINTONI; Hand of Providence issuing from clouds; at sides: A ω, pellet above hand.

Diameter: 20.8mm. Weight: 1.29g. DA=12:3.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 979
Date to: Circa AD 985

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.29 g
Diameter: 20.8 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Alister Lee

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-8-10

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: Winchester
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 766 (First Hand) (Hild. B1)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: +EÐELRED REX ANGLOX
Reverse description: Hand of Providence issuing from clouds; at sides: A ω, pellet above hand
Reverse inscription: +EADSIGE M-O PINTONI
Initial mark: Cross pattée
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland
Specific landuse: Regularly improved

References cited

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Updated: 13 days ago

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