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Unique ID: SUR-7F7364
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A silver early Medieval penny of Offa of Mercia, light coinage, non portrait issue with cross crosslet obverse, dating to AD 765-792. Moneyer Babba, Canterbury mint. As Chick type 91 (same reverse die as Chick 91a, 91b); North 267.
EMC number : 2021.0312
Recorded from details emailed by the finder.
This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 1.38 mm
Weight: 1.11 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th October 2021
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Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries
Type: N 267 (CEB 6) (Light coinage, Cross crosslet obverse)
Obverse description: Cross crosslet with lozenge centre.
Obverse inscription: OFFA
Reverse description: Cross of pellets with fleured ends on linear square.
Reverse inscription: BABA
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
4 Figure: SU0043
Four figure Latitude: 51.18622729
Four figure longitude: -2.00138078
1:25K map: SU0043
1:10K map: SU04SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Chick, D.||2010||The Coinage of Offa and His Contemporaries||London||Spink|
|North, J.J.||1963||English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272||London||Spink and Son Ltd|