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Unique ID: BUC-08EE42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find validated and published by finds advisers

A damaged silver halfpenny of Ceolwulf II (874-879). Halfpennies were not previously recorded for this issue and the diameter of 14mm demonstrates that it is a halfpenny.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Date from: Circa AD 852
Date to: AD 874

Dimensions and weight

Diameter: 14 mm
Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 28th November 2003

Personal details

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Identified by: Mr John Packer - [view all attributed records]
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell - [ view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Incomplete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: Ceolwulf II of Mercia [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: London [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: A diademed male bust, with robed shoulders, facing right
Obverse inscription: "C..L..FREX..."
Reverse description: A central cross framed by a lozenge. Lines radiate from the corners of the lozenge to the edges of the coin
Reverse inscription: "EA NR [ED]MO "

A resized image of 9th C silver halfpenny

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Buckinghamshire
District: Aylesbury Vale
To be known as: Pitstone

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: Friday 5th December 2003
Updated: Thursday 24th February 2011

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