BERK-D47F3D: Anglo-Saxon sceat

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COIN

Unique ID: BERK-D47F3D

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early-medieval silver early penny or sceat of Secondary Phase Series N (Type 41b) dating to c. 710-20, minted in southern England (location unknown). Ref: Gannon 2013: 125-6, no. 588.

Obverse: Two figures standing facing with a long cross between them. The figures appear to be swaddled in cloaks.

Reverse: crouched animal, looking backwards, tail curved up over body and legs underneath. The body is outlined by a line of pellets.

The coin is 11mm in diameter and weighs 1.23g

Reference: North 2006, page 59-60, 64.

Notes:

Photo taken by finder, not seen by FLO.

The coin is die-linked (obverse and reverse) to an example in the British Museum (Gannon 2013: no 588). This coin is in better condition than the British Musuem example.

This item has been recorded on the Fitzwilliam Museum database: EMC 2019.0337.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 710
Date to: Circa AD 720

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.23 g
Diameter: 11 mm

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2019.0337

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: Southern England
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)

Type: Series N (Type 41b)
Obverse description: Two figures standing facing with a long cross between them. The figures appear to be swaddled in cloaks.
Obverse inscription: none
Reverse description: Crouched animal, looking backwards, tail curved up over body and legs underneath. The body is outlined by a line of pellets.
Reverse inscription: none
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: West Berkshire

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Gannon, A. 2013 SCBI 63: British Museum Anglo-Saxon Coins 1. Early Anglo-Saxon Gold and Anglo-Saxon and Continental Silver Coinage of the North Sea area, c.600-760 London British Museum Press

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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