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Unique ID: SWYOR-07D128
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation
A copper alloy Early Medieval coin; a Northumbrian penny or styca, possibly a irregular coin of Osberht dating from AD 848 - 867, moneyer probably Monne. It is 11.9mm in diameter and 1.2mm, thick. It weighs 1.06g. See North number 191 and compare DUR-397205. The central motif is a pellet surrounded by 7 pellets on the obverse, and a single pellet on the reverse. The legends are blundered.
Stycas are common finds in parts of East and North Yorkshire (roughly the kingdom of Deira, southern Northumbria) but are not usually found further south.
This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Thickness: 1.2 mm
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 11.9 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Monday 6th September 2021 - Monday 6th September 2021
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Other reference: PAS form number 3726
Ruler/issuer: Osberht of Northumbria
Mint or issue place: Northumbria
Category: Styca of Northumbria and York
Type: N 191 ('Styca' of Osberht)
Obverse description: A rosette of a central pellet surrounded by 7 pellets
Obverse inscription: +BER[..]RE [retrograde]
Reverse description: A single large pellet
Reverse inscription: +MN.NE [retrograde]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
4 Figure: SK8075
Four figure Latitude: 53.265972
Four figure longitude: -0.80202016
1:25K map: SK8075
1:10K map: SK87NW
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.
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