SWYOR-8748B4: SWYOR-8748B4 Medieval Coin

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Unique ID: SWYOR-8748B4

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A silver Early Medieval coin; a penny of Edward the Confessor (AD 1042 - 1066), small flan type dating from AD 1048 - 1050. Mint of York, moneyer Thor (ÐOR). Measurements are; diameter 14.1mm, thickness 09mm and weight 1.10g. The surface of the coin has unusual pinprick pits. A good parallel is EMC number : 1054.1083. See North number 818 on page 179.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1048
Date to: Circa AD 1050

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 14.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 28th October 2021 - Thursday 28th October 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: PAS form number 3762

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

Type: N 818 (Small Flan) (Hild. B)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left
Obverse inscription: ED• [...] REX
Reverse description: Voided cross with pellet at centre and an annulet in the bottom right quarter
Reverse inscription: +Đ-OR O-N E-O(FE)
Initial mark: cross pattee
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Catton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3778
Four figure Latitude: 54.19643002
Four figure longitude: -1.43438006
1:25K map: SE3778
1:10K map: SE37NE
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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: 3 months ago
Updated: 2 months ago

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