SUR-C4999A:

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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-C4999A

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A damaged Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Ecgberht, king of Wessex (802-839), non-portrait type, dating to the period c. 828-839 AD. Minted by Beornehart at the West Saxon mint (probably Winchester). As North 589; BMC xviii; Naismith W4.

The coin has been folded over in two places, perhaps more likely by post depositional mechanical damage rather than intentionally.

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
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 828
Date to: Circa AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Ecgberht of Wessex
Mint or issue place: West Saxon mint
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 589 (Ecgberht, West Saxon Mint)
Obverse description: In centre SAXON irregularly placed essentially three lines: x / SAO / N
Obverse inscription: +ECGBEORHT REX
Reverse description: Cross pattée.
Reverse inscription: +BE[O]RNEH[ART]
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Harting (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU7819
Four figure Latitude: 50.96515087
Four figure longitude: -0.89063057
1:25K map: SU7819
1:10K map: SU71NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

References cited

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. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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