IOW-E3F3F3: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) Coin: Series X, Type 31, X120 Sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-E3F3F3

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

An incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver sceat (675-750). Series X, Type 31, X120 (Abramson 2006: 15 and 74).

Obverse: Facing, radiate, Wodan head with chevron beard, cross pommée either side with a pellet above. Line border with beaded border.

Reverse: Monster in flight, looking back, gaping jaws biting raised triple-forked tail, pellet below head. Prominent member and clawed feet below. Line border within beaded border.

Diameter: 11.7mm. Weight: 0.66g. DA=12:9.

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
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 675
Date to: Exactly AD 750

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 11.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th August 2019 - Friday 9th August 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: IOW2019-7-301

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series X (Type 31) (N 116/N 117)
Obverse description: Facing, radiate, Wodan head with chevron beard, cross pommée either side with a pellet above. Line border with beaded border Reverse description: Monster in flight, looking back, gaping jaws biting raised triple-forked tail, pellet below head. Prominent member and clawed feet below. Line border within beaded border
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Generated from computer mapping software
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
Abramson, T. 2006 Sceattas - An Illustrated Guide: Anglo-Saxon Coins and Icons Norfolk Heritage Marketing and Publications Ltd 15 and 74

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 16 days ago
Updated: 16 days ago

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