R8R ER Types 240 to 249

 

Type 240 ER

 

Image only shows position of Runes. To see image of the actual coin see image 679 Plate 29 in Gannon, A. 2013. Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 63 British Museum Anglo-Saxon Coins 1, British Museum Press

 

This type has runes ER before the pointed nosed head. The runes are read clockwise and the tops point outwards. The standard on the reverse has a crown on the top of it. Two T’s and two L’s surround the central annulet. No find spot information is available for this single coin ID 26, it weighed 0.72g.

ER Type 242

Subjack 79 image diagram

 

Subjack 79 is described in the Italo Vecchi catalogue as an R8 but is an R8R variant of the R8 series. The obverse of this coin has a fairly usual configuration of symbols and runes. The runes "E" and "R" (read clockwise) are in front of the left facing head, the tops of the runes point outwards. The suffix "R", which has been used for many years, and I think means reversed (?) is slightly confusing as the head faces left (L) on the R8R and not right (R). Again, as with the Subjack 77 coin, the tops of the runes are either just over or very near the edge of the flan. 

 

The Reverse of Subjack 79 is quite different from others I have seen. It has a large centrally placed beaded standard which extends to and sometimes over the flan edge. Only the top mid point cross pommée can be seen clearly. It would be usual for there to be one on each side of the standard. The central annulet within the standard is flanked by two "T's" above and two "L's" below. This is an unusual configuration of symbols/letters. See below. Due to the unusual reverse configuration I have classified this coin as a Type 242

 

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ER+ Type 245

 

EMC 2017.0046

 

The square shaped head and square nose is covered by a beaded crown line. The runes read clockwise and the tops face outwards. The reverse has an unusual crown above the top of the standard and appears to contain two T’s one L and an angled line within. There is a cross to the bottom of the standard and 45° angled lines to the two bottom corners. This single coin ID 70 was found in Norfolk its weight is 0.96g.

ER+ Type 246

 

This coin EMC 2018.0063 is not included in the survey figures as it was bought after the survey was finished. It has been added to the page as it is a new Type by virtue of its different symbol configuration within the Standard on the reverse of the coin. This coin was found at Watton in Norfolk and weighs 0.70g, it is not exactly circular measuring 13mm x 12mm. The die axis is 180º. See below about the die match with coin EMC 2017.0046.

Below are images of R8R coins EMC 2018.0063 and EMC 2017.0046 showing similarities on Obverse of coins establishing Die Match.

 

 

ER+ Type 248

 

 Abramson 11-130 R185 Image courtesy of Dr T Abramson

 

The pointed nose is covered by a beaded crown line. At least one annulet contains a pellet. The runes read clockwise and the tops point outwards. The reverse has an unusual crown on the top of the standard and appears to contain four L’s within. There are crosses to both sides of the standard and 45° angled lines to the top two corners. The strike extends over the flan edge at the bottom. This single coin ID 5 was found in Norfolk, its weight is 0.74g.