NARC-BC2003: NARC-BC2003 : Penny : Edward the Confessor

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Unique ID: NARC-BC2003

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete Penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Pointed Helmet type. Moneyer Colbrand in Chester mint. AD 1053-1056.

Diameter: 19.71mm, Thickness: 1.18mm, Weight: 1.3g

As North Vol I, P 180, No 825.

BMC vii, Hild F.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1053
Date to: Circa AD 1056

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.18 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.71 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 11th December 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2022.0023

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

Type: Edward the Confessor, Pointed Helmet (no further details, N 825/N 826)
Obverse description: Pointed helmet and draped bust right with sceptre
Obverse inscription: EDĒ·ER/D REX
Reverse description: Short cross voided with each arm ending in three small crescents, annulet in centre
Reverse inscription: +COLBRODONLEICE
Die axis measurement: 3 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: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Bickmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP1148
Four figure Latitude: 52.13019821
Four figure longitude: -1.8407216
1:25K map: SP1148
1:10K map: SP14NW
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 180 825

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