KENT-1C89E2: KENT-1C89E2. Early medieval silver coin: penny of Offa.

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-1C89E2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver penny of Offa of Mercia (757-96); Profile/Cross of lobes type (North 296; Chick 23); momeyer: Dud; mint: London (probably); c.765-92.

Notes:

This coin is die linked to EMC 2009.0181.

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: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 765
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.85 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 16.35 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 5th April 2007

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2009.0091

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 296 (Light coinage, Portrait; cross of lobes reverse)
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: OFFA REX
Reverse description: Legend in angles of a cross of lobes with small saltire botonnee in centre.
Reverse inscription: DUD
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Dover (District)
To be known as: Wingham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 15 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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