Unique ID: SWYOR-E98B97

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An Early Medieval silver coin; a penny of Eadgar (959 – 975), reform coinage (973 – 975). The coin is severely damaged with all the outer edge of the flan missing except for one letter of the legend. It is currently 16.1mm across, but would have had a diameter of about 18mm. It weighs 0.77g. Apart from the damage, the coin is hardly worn and is in very good condition. There is a small raised mark next to the cross pattee on the reverse which may be the result of a flawed die. These coins were minted at a large number of mints. Normally the moneyer and mint would be recorded on the reverse legend, but because of the condition of this coin it is impossible to identify them. For reference see North (Volume 1) number 752.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 973
Date to: Circa AD 975

Dimensions and weight

Length: 16.1 mm
Width: 13.2 mm
Thickness: 0.77 mm
Weight: 0.61 g
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 27th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Edgar the Peaceful [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066 [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Type: N 752 (Reform portrait) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust facing left.
Obverse inscription: [EADGAR REX](A)[NGLOX]
Reverse description: Small cross pattee
Reverse inscription: […] (H) […]
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine [scope notes | view all attributed records]

A resized image of Early Medieval coin; a penny of Eadgar

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Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire And The Humber
County: Doncaster
District: Doncaster
Parish: Loversall

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5699
Four figure Latitude: 53.484746 Four figure longitude: -1.157556
1:25K map: SK5699
1:10K map: SK59NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

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Created: Thursday 29th November 2007
Updated: Tuesday 4th September 2012

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