HESH-3CA48E: COIN - Cut farthing (quarter penny ) of Edward the Confessor.

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-3CA48E

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver cut farthing (quarter penny ) of Cnut (1016-35), Short Cross type (North 790) dating to c. AD1029-35/6, mint and moneyer unknown (both removed when the coin was fractioned). Ref: North 1994: 168. 

The coin is worn and there is a split in the flan around part of the outer edge of the coin. 

North 1994 no.818

Notes:

This is only the second coin of Cnut recorded by the PAS from Herefordshire. The other can be found at: HESH-A41B97.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1029
Date to: Circa AD 1036

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.6 mm
Width: 9 mm
Weight: 0.24 g

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Shropshire Museum Service, Entry Form No. E. 01702

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Cnut the Great
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 790 (Short Cross)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing - due to cutting - all that remains are the detailed drapery / cuirass
Obverse inscription: no longer survives
Reverse description: Short cross within plain inner circle (only part of one cross arm survives)
Reverse inscription: [ ]ON[ ]
Die axis measurement: 11 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Monnington

Spatial coordinates


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

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 5 months ago
Updated: 3 months ago

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