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Unique ID: HAMP-D93DA7
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: 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.
This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 17 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th June 2020
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Other reference: EMC 2020.0204
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
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.
|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|