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ER Type 60 to 69


ER Type 60

 Abramson 179. Image courtesy of Dr Tony Abramson.


This type is characterised by rather crude artwork which extends over the flan edge on most specimens. The typical constituents are all present, the runes are read anti-clockwise from the bottom up and their tops point outwards. Although of a LOLII configuration the symbols within the standard are not always uniform in shape. Seven coins are in this type. Three were found in Norfolk, ID 28 weighing 0.97g, ID 30 weighing 0.98 and ID 35 weighing 0.69g. Three find spots not known, ID 3 weighing 0.96g, ID 23 weighing 0.65 and ID 24 weighing 0.67g. One found in Suffolk ID 44 weighing 0.96g. The average weight of the seven coins in this type was 0.84g.





ER Type 62

Type 62 has a "typical" obverse of the R8 with runes ER in retrograde format (they read anticlockwise), their tops point outwards. The ear is in a very low forward position. The beaded standard on the reverse has two "L's" and two 45° angled lines, however, the two L's are in opposite corners as are the two angled lines. This is unusual for an R8 reverse. This coin was not included in the initial survey.



ER+ Type 65

Image only shows position of Runes. To see image of actual coin see image number 1993.9390 Early Medieval Corpus on-line database at the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.


The runes on this type read in an anti-clockwise direction and their tops point outwards. The head/nose is rectangular in shape. The “R” is often of the open type, the mid point lines not meeting (see also image below). The standard on the reverse contains an unusual combination of symbols consisting of three L’s and one angled line. This single coin was found in Norfolk ID 31 and weighed 0.74g.