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640 AD Anglo Saxon coin found by Chris Kutler 3D Model
Gold Early Anglo-Saxon Witmen series Thrymsa dating to around 640AD found by Chris Kutler of ARCHI UK. Object size: 1cm diameter.
There are less than 15 known examples of Witmen series Anglo-Saxon Gold Thrymsas ever found and this is one of the finest examples. This coin is one of a number of early Medieval gold coins found in a recent hoard in a farmer’s field near Chelmsford (Essex), UK.
It has been postulated that the hoard accompanied a high-status (possibly royal) burial. Prior to the hoard, there is no clear evidence of an Anglo-Saxon settlement, although the hoard was found close to the Essex way, which passes by the world’s oldest surviving wooden Anglo-Saxon church at Greensted, Essex.
The iconography of both sides of this gold coin is often interpreted as the adoption / acceptance of Christianity (via the cross) by the Anglo-Saxon warrior class.