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Record ID: NMS-B43881
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Norfolk
Workflow stage: Published Find published
Fragment of a silver penny of Æthelred II (978-1016), probably of 'Last Small Cross' type (North 777), minted by Eatstan at Exeter. It appears to be a reverse die link with a coin in the Copenhagen collections (SCBI 7 no.171; EMC 1007.1071). The remains of an iron strip are attached to the obverse and the reverse is gilded, demonstrating that this coin was once modified to create an artefact, most likely a brooch but possibly a mount, with the reverse of the coin as the front face of the object. Obverse: [ ]RÆD REX A[ ] Reverse: EATSTA[ ]EC Date: Coin c.1009-17. Dimens…
Created on: Friday 14th December 2012
Last updated: Tuesday 4th October 2016
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Record ID: SUR-8F4A0C
Object type: BROOCH
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A penny of Eadgar, AD959-975 (EMC 2014.0296); parts of the circumference are missing in two areas. The obverse has been gilded. The edge of a small circular hole survives in the edges of one of the breaks which, together with the gilding, suggests that the coin was converted into a brooch, the hole being one of two used to attach a pin. The coin is of a previously unrecorded type. In view of the missing portions the best guess is that the obverse would originally have read EA / DG / AR / REX (in a design reminiscent of the Luda penny of Alfred); it would fit in with other revivals of …
Created on: Tuesday 4th November 2014
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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