WAW-339A8D: Early Medieval coin: penny of Aethelred II (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-339A8D

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Early Medieval coin: penny of Aethelred II (978-1016) minted in Gloucester by Godwine between c. 997 to 1003. North No. 774.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 997
Date to: Exactly AD 1003

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.53 g
Diameter: 20.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th April 2019 - Sunday 7th April 2019

Rally details.

This object was found at Spring Detectival 2019.

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Angie Bolton
Identified by: Ms Angie Bolton

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

Type: N 774 (Long Cross) (Scandinavian imitation)
Obverse description: Bare-headed bust facing left, draped and cuirassed.
Obverse inscription: EDELRED REX ANGLO
Reverse description: Long-voided cross.
Reverse inscription: GO / DPIN / EM O / GLEM
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
Parish or ward: Hambleden (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7786
Four figure Latitude: 51.5676259
Four figure longitude: -0.89046007
1:25K map: SU7786
1:10K map: SU78NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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