SWYOR-E98B97: Early Medieval coin; a penny of Eadgar

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Unique ID: SWYOR-E98B97

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An Early Medieval silver coin; a penny of Eadgar (959 - 975), reform coinage (973 - 975). The coin is severely damaged with all the outer edge of the flan missing except for one letter of the legend. It is currently 16.1mm across, but would have had a diameter of about 18mm. It weighs 0.77g. Apart from the damage, the coin is hardly worn and is in very good condition. There is a small raised mark next to the cross pattee on the reverse which may be the result of a flawed die. These coins were minted at a large number of mints. Normally the moneyer and mint would be recorded on the reverse legend, but because of the condition of this coin it is impossible to identify them. For reference see North (Volume 1) number 752.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 973
Date to: Circa AD 975

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.1 mm
Width: 13.2 mm
Thickness: 0.77 mm
Weight: 0.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 27th September 2007

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Amy Downes
Identified by: Ms Amy Downes

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edgar the Peaceful
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 752 (Reform portrait)
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust facing left.
Obverse inscription: [EADGAR REX](A)[NGLOX] Reverse description: Small cross pattee
Reverse inscription: […] (H) […]
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
District: Doncaster (Metropolitan District)
Parish or ward: Loversall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK5699
Four figure Latitude: 53.484746
Four figure longitude: -1.157556
1:25K map: SK5699
1:10K map: SK59NE
Grid reference source: Centred on village (which isn't a parish)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 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: 10 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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