SF-16CC95: Early Medieval coin: Anglo-Saxon sceatta

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COIN

Unique ID: SF-16CC95

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A worn silver early penny (sceat) of Secondary Phase Series V (BMC 7; variety b), dating c. 720-40. Ref: Gannon 2013: 134, cf. pl 32, nos 752-6.

Notes:

This is the first example of this Series recorded from Suffolk by the PAS.

Find of note status

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

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
Weight: 1.01 g
Diameter: 12.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 11th January 2019

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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 V (Type 7)
Obverse description: She-wolf suckling twins; the wolf's head hangs down and is turned towards the twins.
Obverse inscription: none
Reverse description: Facing bird sitting on vine, its body forming a heart shape.
Reverse inscription: none
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Forest Heath (District)
To be known as: Exning

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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Gannon, A. 2013 SCBI 63: British Museum Anglo-Saxon Coins 1. Early Anglo-Saxon Gold and Anglo-Saxon and Continental Silver Coinage of the North Sea area, c.600-760 London British Museum Press

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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