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Medieval: CM.1.789-1990

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Æthelred II (AD 978–1016) (Struck in the name of)
Moneyer: Fastolfr
Mint: Dublin




History note: Ex Blunt coll.; ex Owston Smith 1949; ex Grantley.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1990) by Blunt, Christopher


990 -


XRF test 2012: 93.3% Ag; 0.45% Au; 2.90% Cu; 0.02% Zn.

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 20.7 mm Die Axis 0° degrees Weight 1.59 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: legend (blundered name of Æthelred II) around inner circle containing bust left with sceptre.

  • Text: +ED6IIIã6DEL+ãO
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: legend (with Dublin mint-signature) around inner circle containing short double cross with letters 6 R V X in quarters.

  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1.789-1990
Primary reference Number: 218179
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Audit data

Created: Monday 3 July 2017 Updated: Friday 9 August 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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