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Unique ID: BERK-F7439F

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval penny of Eadred (946-55), Two-Line/Horizontal type (HT1; North 706), moneyer: Eferulf/Eoferulf, 'Midlands & South style'. Ref: North 1994: 141; Blunt et al 1989: 139.

The coin is in fair condition, chipped around much of the edge and a part of the coin, roughly the width of the outer circle, has been bent at right angles to the rest of the coin. The coin was poorly struck with the centres on both obverse and reverse noticeably fainter than the rest of the field, and this is especially visible on the reverse where the central cross is barely visible. 


Coins of Eadred are rare stray finds, and this is only the 14th example recorded by the PAS and the first from the county.

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


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 946
Date to: Circa AD 955

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st February 2018

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Eadred
Mint or issue place: Southern England
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 706 (Two-Line (H): HT 1)
Obverse description: Inscription around a central cross pattee
Obverse inscription: EADRED REXo
Reverse description: Inscription in two lines, trefoil of pellets above and below, three cross between.
Reverse inscription: EFER/VLF NO
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Overton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5352
Four figure Latitude: 51.26470063
Four figure longitude: -1.24175775
1:25K map: SU5352
1:10K map: SU55SW
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Blunt, C.E., et al. 1989 Coinage in Tenth Century England Oxford Oxford
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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Updated: 4 months ago

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