WILT-29EE75: Early-Medieval coin : Penny of Egbert

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Unique ID: WILT-29EE75

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Early-Medieval penny of Egbert, King of Wessex, BMC type XX. It is c.20mm in diameter and weighs 1.24g. It has a die axis of 9 and is curved/ bent but with only slight wear. Mint: Winchester Date: c.828-c.839 Reference: North 590 but note transposition of I and N in SAXONIORVM


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Date from: AD 828
Date to: AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2008

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Ecgberht of Wessex
Mint or issue place: Winchester
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 590 (Ecgberht, West Saxon Mint)
Obverse description: In centre in three lines SAX OINO RVM
Obverse inscription: +ECGBEORHT REX
Reverse description: Cross pattee
Reverse inscription: +EANWALD MONETA

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Salisbury

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

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 590 but note transposition of I and N in SAXONIORVM

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