IOW-A1610B: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: 'Porcupine' Series E, Variety D Sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-A1610B

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver 'Porcupine' type sceat (675-750). Series E, variety D (E180). Abramson 2006: 11 and 88.

Obverse: Quilled crescent coiled right, triangular head enclosing pellets and cross pommée below. Body resting on wheel or pellet in annulet.

Reverse: Beaded standard containing pellets in corners with central annulet enclosing pellet, symbols and pseudo-letters in margins.

Diameter: 12.0mm. Weight: 1.17g.

Abramson, T. 2006. Sceattas an Illustrated Guide. Heritage Marketing & Publications Ltd. King's Lynn.

Subsequent actions

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

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 675
Date to: Exactly AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.17 g
Diameter: 12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 29th April 2019 - Monday 29th April 2019

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-3-62

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 E (Variety D) (Type 4)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent coiled right, triangular head enclosing pellets and cross pommée below. Body resting on wheel or pellet in annulet Reverse description: Beaded standard containing pellets in corners with central annulet enclosing pellet, symbols and pseudo-letters in margins
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely 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
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 23 days ago
Updated: 22 days ago

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