WMID-D735BE: Late Early Medieval coin: Sovereign and Eagle Penny of Edward the Confessor

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Unique ID: WMID-D735BE

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A complete silver penny of Edward the Confessor (AD 1042 to AD 1066), dating to the period AD 1056 to AD 1059. Sovereign and Eagles type minted by moneyer Alcsi (Ealhsige/Aelfsig/e), probably at Chester. C.f. North vol 1, no 827. BMC IX.

Diameter: 19.2 mm
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.2 g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1056
Date to: Circa AD 1059

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Wednesday 29th January 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: Chester
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 827 (Sovereign/Eagles) (Hild. H)
Obverse description: Crowned king seating on throne, facing, holding orb and sceptre
Obverse inscription: +EADPAR RX ANGLO
Reverse description: Voided short cross with eagle in each angle
Reverse inscription: +ALCSI ONN LEICE
Initial mark: unclear
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Warwickshire (County)
District: Stratford-on-Avon (District)
Parish or ward: Bidford-on-Avon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1150
Four figure Latitude: 52.1481791
Four figure longitude: -1.84065755
1:25K map: SP1150
1:10K map: SP15SW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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