Anglo Saxon c.600 - 775 AD - Sceat

Unique ID:
Published Find published
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Frisian
Date from: Circa AD 720
Date to: Circa AD 750
 Coin data (numismatics)
Denomination: Sceat
Ruler/issuer: Anonymous (early penny/sceatta)
Category: Early Anglo-Saxon silver coin (sceatta)
Type: Series E (Secondary Variety C)
Obverse description: Quilled crescent with two pellets towards right-hand end surrounded by smaller pellets. Three lines below curve and other illegible motifs on partially on flan; above five lines each ending in a pellet; to right pellet border partially visible.
Obverse inscription: none Reverse description: Off-centre beaded standard containing central annulet, with (in each corner) an x, right-angle, pellet, right-angle. Outside standard what appears like it may be a repeating motif, the visible elements of which are V.VIIIV[ ]
Reverse inscription: none

An early-medieval silver sceat of Secondary Phase Series E ('Porcupine' type), variety C-related. Probably minted in the Netherlands, c.720-50. Ref: Metcalf 1993: 196-242; Metcalf and Op den Velde 2009/10.

 Dimensions and weight
Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 11.3 mm
 Materials and construction
Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete
 Personal details
Recorded by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Identified by: Miss Jennifer Jackson
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor
 Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th October 2013

 Coin references
Medway History Finders MDC - Arable
 Spatial data
Region: South East (European Region) 
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County) 
District: Canterbury (District) 
Parish or ward: Barham (Civil Parish)