KENT-5869BB: Pointed helmet penny of Edward the Confessor

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-5869BB

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), pointed helmet type issued c.1053-56, Uncertain mint and moneyer. North (1994) No. 825.

Measurements: 14.35mm long and 14.43mm wide, and Weight 0.41g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1053
Date to: Circa AD 1056

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 14.35 mm
Width: 14.43 mm
Weight: 0.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 9th November 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 825 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. F)
Obverse description: Bearded and helmeted bust right and holding sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: [+E]DPE[RD REX]
Reverse description: Short voided cross with annulet at the centre, each limb terminating in three crescents.
Reverse inscription: [__]E ON [__]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Adisham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2153
Four figure Latitude: 51.23336769
Four figure longitude: 1.16428843
1:25K map: TR2153
1:10K map: TR25SW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
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: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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