SF-4B53F2: Early Medieval coin: penny of Edward the Confessor

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Unique ID: SF-4B53F2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Early Medieval silver penny of Edward the Confessor (AD 1042-1066), Expanding Cross type, Light Coinage, dating to AD 1050-1051 (N 822). Moneyer: Leofwine; Mint: Norwich. Ref: North 1980: 141. The coin is recorded on EMC under 2022.0063.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1050
Date to: Exactly AD 1051

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.96 g
Diameter: 18.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 27th August 2021 - Friday 27th August 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: Edward the Confessor
Mint or issue place: Norwich
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 822 (Expanding cross, light [Jewel Cross-style portrait]) (Hild. E var)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left, in front sceptre with a trefoil head
Obverse inscription: +EDWARD RE
Reverse description: Short cross voided with expanding limbs joined at the base by two circules
Reverse inscription: +LEOFWINE ON NORD
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: East Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Fordham

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
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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