NARC-395788: NARC-395788 : Cut Quarter Penny : Edward the Confessor

Rights Holder: Northamptonshire County Council
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Unique ID: NARC-395788

Object type certainty: Certain
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A cut quarter penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), 'Expanding Cross' type. Unclear moneyer and mint.

Length: 9.93mm, Width: 9.95mm, Thickness: 1.13mm, Weight: 0.3g

North Vol I, P 179-180, No 820-824

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1050
Date to: Circa AD 1053

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.93 mm
Width: 9.95 mm
Thickness: 1.13 mm
Weight: 0.3 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 23rd April 2021

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut farthing
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: Edward the Confessor, Expanding Cross (no further details)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left with sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: [ED]PE:∙/[RD REX]
Reverse description: Short cross voided with expanding limbs joined at the base by two circles
Reverse inscription: [???]I’RA[???]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Stowe IX Churches (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6456
Four figure Latitude: 52.19852708
Four figure longitude: -1.06502953
1:25K map: SP6456
1:10K map: SP65NW
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: Character undetermined

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 179-180 820-824

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Updated: 5 months ago

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