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Unique ID: HAMP-940EE0
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
An early-medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver halfpenny of Edward the Elder (899-924), Horizontal/Two-Line type (HT1; North 650), moneyer: Wulfheard, mint: Wessex (Winchester?). Ref: North 1994: 127.
The coin is slightly bent but otherwise complete.
Obverse: small cross pattee, EADVVEARD Rxx
Reverse: moneyer's name in two lines divided by a row of three crosses, VVIII/+++/HARD
As BMC ii, North 650, moneyer as North 649.
Round halfpennies from the Anglo-Saxon period are very rare finds, this being the second example recorded by PAS. The moneyer Wulfheard is not listed as halfpenny moneyer by North (1994: 127) but is a known moneyer for the contemporary issues of two-line pennies and is exactly paralleled by IOW-43BDDE.
Recorded from details emailed by the finder. Also recorded on the database as EMC/SCBI NUMBER:2021.0109.
This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 16 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 15th April 2021
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Other reference: MWS
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Elder
Mint or issue place: West Saxon mint
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries
Type: N 650 (Two-Line, halfpenny)
Obverse description: Small cross pattee.
Obverse inscription: EADVVEARD Rxx
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in two lines divided by a row of three crosses.
Reverse inscription: VVIII/+++/HARD
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
4 Figure: SU4747
Four figure Latitude: 51.22026956
Four figure longitude: -1.32840113
1:25K map: SU4747
1:10K map: SU44NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|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|