IOW-E84E93: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: Cut Halfpenny of Ethelred II

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E84E93

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver cut halfpenny of Ethelred II (978-1016), minted by Wulfstan, c. 979-985. First Hand, Hild. B1 (North 1994: 158, ref: 766).

Obverse: [ÆÐEL]RED REX AN[ ]; Diademed bust right.

Reverse: +PVLFSTAN[ ]; Hand of Providence issuing from clouds; at sides: [A] ω.

Diameter: 20.0mm. Weight: 0.66g. DA=12:3.

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

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th February 2019 - Sunday 17th February 2019

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-106

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
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: [ÆÐEL]RED REX AN[ ]
Reverse description: Hand of Providence issuing from clouds; at sides: [A] ω
Reverse inscription: +WVLFSTAN[ ]
Die axis measurement: 3 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: 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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 158, ref: 766

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