KENT-5B1D1A: Edward the Confessor penny

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Unique ID: KENT-5B1D1A

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An early-medieval silver penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-66), PACX type dating to the period c.1042-4. with obverse type Pagan C. Minted by Brunwine and Stamford. North (1994. 179) No.814; Pagan (2011, 79) No. 411 and Hild 679.

Measurements: 17.5mm in diameter and 1.15g in weight

Discussion: This coin seems to be similar to that listed by Pagan (2011, 87)  as no.814. The obverse of no.814 is listed as his type Ai, The example here however, with a cruder bust and heavily abbreviated obverse inscription (reading EDER/E REA) fits closer to Pagan's group C. Re-examining Pagan's (2011, 87) no. 814 it seems likely that the two dies shared an inscription though the portraits are slightly different. It seems probable No.814 should also be group C. Both do however appear to be reverse die-linked with each other as well as EMC 1054.0271.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1042
Date to: Circa AD 1044

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.15 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

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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: Stamford
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 813 (Pacx) (Hild. D)
Obverse description: Diademed and armoured bust left with sceptre ahead
Obverse inscription: +EDER/E REA
Reverse description: Long cross voided with circle in centre, and each limb ending in a crescent. Inscription P/A/C/S in the quarters
Reverse inscription: A/C/S/P
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Rother (District)
Parish or ward: Udimore (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ9018
Four figure Latitude: 50.93015376
Four figure longitude: 0.70242237
1:25K map: TQ9018
1:10K map: TQ91NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd
Pagan, H. 2011 The PACX type of Edward the Confessor London British Numismatic Society

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

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