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Medieval: CM.683-2006

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Sihtric Silkbeard (Struck in the name of)
Mint: Dublin
Mint: Winchester




Hiberno-Norse, Sihtric III (984-c.1030), silver penny, Phase I, Long Cross type, c.1000, in the name of Sihtric but the reverse copying a Winchester coin of Byrhtnoth; obv. +SITRC REX DYFLN; rev. +BY RHTIO ÐMIO RINI (same dies as specimen in Stockholm, NNÅ 1972, p.39, pl, A, 4), 1.30g. Found at Valance Farm, Ickleton, Cambs, Sept. 2006 (EMC 2006.0378).


History note: From Faulkner; found at Valance Farm, Ickleton, Cambridgeshire, September 2006.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2006-10-20) by Faulkner, Henry W.


Circa 995 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 19.4 mm Die Axis 0 degrees Weight 1.3 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: legend around bust left.

  • Text: +çIHTRE RE+ DyFLIN
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: legend in angles of and broken by long double cross w. omega-shaped terminals.

  • Text: +ByR HTIÖ 5MIÖ RINI
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.683-2006
Primary reference Number: 218188
EMC: 2006.0378
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Audit data

Created: Monday 3 July 2017 Updated: Wednesday 17 January 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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