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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

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 765
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.38 mm
Weight: 1.11 g
Diameter: 18.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 24th October 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Chitterne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

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.

References cited

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

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