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Unique ID: HAMP-D93DA7

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Wulfred, Archbishop of Canterbury (AD 805-832), Group IV anonymous coinage dating to c AD 822-3 (North 238; Naismith C57), moneyer: Luning, mint: Canterbury. Refs: North 1994: 78; Naismith 2011: plate 32.

Obverse: tonsured bust facing, + LVNING MONETA. Reverse: + DOROBERNIA CIVITAS in five lines. . As North 238.


This coin is only the second example of Wulfred's 'anonymous' group to be recorded by the PAS to date (see also BH-4C4A05).

Recorded from details emailed by the finder.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 822
Date to: Circa AD 823

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th June 2020

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2020.0204

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Archbishop Wulfred of Canterbury
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Penny of the Archbishops of Canterbury 8th-9th century

Type: N 238 (Abp Wulfred Group IV anon.)
Obverse description: Tonsured bust facing.
Obverse inscription: + LVNING MONETA
Reverse inscription: DOROBERNIA CIVITAS
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: East Hampshire (District)
Parish or ward: Buriton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7319
Four figure Latitude: 50.96580518
Four figure longitude: -0.96181908
1:25K map: SU7319
1:10K map: SU71NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Naismith, R 2011 The Coinage of Southern England 796-865 London British Numismatic Society
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: HAMP
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 4 months ago

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