+EA Type 50 to 59

 

 

Type 50 +EA Bind

EMC 2015.0208

 

This type has +EA in bind format with an unidentified rune before, the runes tops point  outwards. *Metcalf shows a similar runic pattern. See also EMC 2009.0165, Brit Mus 63 670 & Abramson 175. If the primary rune, clockwise from the top is used to determine the Type this presents a problem as there is not a rune of this design in the Anglo-Saxon futhorc. There is the possibility that this could be a malformed N n nauáµ­iz as this is the only rune with an upward pointing right hand element. If this was so then the left-hand element would have to be missing. The head is the usual rectangular shape. The artwork could be said to be quite clumsy with less than clear definition. Again, as with the obverse side of coins in this group, the artwork on the reverse is crude. The main typical elements are all present. Ten coins are in this type. Four were found in Suffolk, ID 15 weighing 0.93g, ID 17 weighing 0.86g, ID 18 weighing 0.89g and ID 20 weighing 0.94g. Two found in Norfolk, ID 34 no weight and ID 62 weighing 0.86g. Two not known, ID 1 weighing 0.94g and ID 14 weighing 0.84g. One found in London ID 16 weighing 1.03g and one found in Hampshire ID 2 weighing 0.92g. Average weight of eight coins (two no weight) 0.912g. *Metcalf 1994,516