BUC-430FBF: A silver, Early Medieval Penny of Offa of Mercia (757-796), Heavy coinage, South Eastern Mint

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-430FBF

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver, Early Medieval coin of Offa (AD.757-796), heavy coinage (AD.792-796), South Eastern, probably London Mint, North 1994 no.326, moneyer Winoth

Obverse: M / + OFFA / REX, three pellets either side of M, OFFA between pelleted lines, pellet in each angle of +, three pellets to left of REX

Reverse: 'dumbell' with internal pellet line, moneyer either side VVD//INO [Winoth]

Notes:

Coin recorded from finders photos during COVID-19 circumstances, original not seen by FLO

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 792
Date to: Circa AD 796

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 17 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th December 2019

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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: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 326 (Heavy coinage)
Obverse description: Three pellets either side of M, OFFA between pelleted lines, pellet in each angle of +, three pellets to left of REX
Obverse inscription: M / + OFFA / REX
Reverse description: 'dumbell' with internal pellet line, moneyer either side
Reverse inscription: VVD//ONI
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: South Northamptonshire (District)
To be known as: Wicken

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

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 pg. 63 no.326

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 5 months ago

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