BH-793919: Early Medieval coin: sceatta, Series E, var. K

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COIN

Unique ID: BH-793919

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Early Medieval silver sceatta, Series E, var. K (plumed bird) dating AD 675-750. The obverse depicts a stylised bust which has been degraded and appears in the form of a bird. The reverse type is a standard with a central pellet in annulet. There are lines and pellets visible around the annulet.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 675
Date to: Circa AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.14 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st January 2017 - Sunday 31st December 2017

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series E (Plumed Bird: K) (Type 6) (N 49)
Obverse description: Stylised bust resembling a bird, cross pommee in front Reverse description: Standard with a central pellet in annulet, four lines and around the annulet, and two groups of three pellets between. Outside the standard, a cross pommee and other linear elements are visible
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Hinxworth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL2440
Four figure Latitude: 52.04453508
Four figure longitude: -0.19334869
1:25K map: TL2440
1:10K map: TL24SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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