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Unique ID: SUR-C4999A
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
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.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm
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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
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.
|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|