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Unique ID: OXON-89377C
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
An incomplete Early Medieval silver penny of Alfred the Great of Wessex (AD 871-99) dating to c.AD 871-5. Lunettes 'type A' (unbroken). Moneyer: Bosa at Cantebury. North (1994: 123) No. 625. Lyons and Mackay 2008: 44; 46-7.
A small piece of the flan has broken away in old damage between 8 and 10 as seen on the obverse.
This find was recorded by images and information provided by the finder, not seen by the FLO.
This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 1.23 g
Diameter: 19 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 7th April 2020 - Monday 7th September 2020
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Ruler/issuer: Alfred the Great
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries
Type: N 625 (Alfred, Lunette (unbroken))
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: REX+AELBRED
Reverse description: Moneyers name in three lines in and between two lunettes
Reverse inscription: MON/+BOSA/•ETA
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
4 Figure: SP6003
Four figure Latitude: 51.72252131
Four figure longitude: -1.13278676
1:25K map: SP6003
1:10K map: SP60SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Lyons, A.W. and Makcay, W.||2008||The Lunettes coinage of Alfred the Great||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|