- Museum number
Silver coin: obv. bust; rev. cross; one of ten (a hoard of Anglo-Saxon and Danish pennies, nos 26-35; nos 26-27 are in C&M); no 31 a Scandinavian imitation of Irish penny based on Æthelred II's Long Cross type, with blundered legends and double-struck; testing marks.
- Production date
- 11thC (?)
Weight: 1.07 grammes
- Curator's comments
- Comment from Kidd, Haith & Ager 'Summary Catalogue' (draft MS) [Comment relating to registration nos. 1860,0609.26-35]
"found together a league from Leipzig", Sachsen, Germany; registration nos 1860,0609.13-35 said to have been found together; part of a hoard?
It is unusual to find no German coins in such a hoard and this strengthens the supposition that these are selected out as a packet from a larger group; a terminal date, provided by coins of Edward 'the Confessor' (1042-1066), therefore has little value for the date of deposition of the beads, if they are truly associated with the coins.
SMITH R.A. 1923. A Guide to the Anglo-Saxon and Foreign Teutonic Antiquities in the Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities. London, p. 157 (where bracelet wrongly included)
Select details from unpublished Summary Catalogue by Marion Archibald, John Kent and Nicholas Lowick, Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum. no.3276:
'Silver imitation penny: Scandinavian, of Irish pennty based on Aethelred II's Long Cross type; blundered legends, double-struck
Mint copy of Dublin; Moneyer ?'Aeilrine' (copying English moneyer Aelfwine of London)
Wt. 1.07g. pecked
Ref. cf. Dolley R.H.M., 'Hiberno-Norse Coins in the British Museum, Sylloge of the Coins of the British Isles', vol. 8, London 1966, pl. II:33 for obv. type and pl. 1:26 for rev.'.
- On display (G41/dc21/sB)
- Pecked; cracked.
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number