KENT-517EF3: Edward the Confessor penny

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Unique ID: KENT-517EF3

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A penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), 'expanding cross penny type', heavy coinage issue dating 1052-53, Minted at Canterbury by Wulfstan. North (1994) No. 823. As EMC 1001.0868.

Measurements: 18.83mm in diameter and Weight 1.5g.


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Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1052
Date to: Circa AD 1053

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.5 g
Diameter: 18.83 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 19th March 2020

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 823 (Expanding cross, heavy)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left with sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: +ED[P]E/[RD R]EX
Reverse description: Short cross voided with expanding limbs joined at the base by two circles
Reverse inscription: +PV[LS]TAN ON [CEN]TP[A]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
Parish or ward: Newchurch (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0729
Four figure Latitude: 51.02309294
Four figure longitude: 0.95027053
1:25K map: TR0729
1:10K map: TR02NE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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