WILT-113693: Early-Medieval coin : Penny of Alfred, 'Edward the Elder' type

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-113693

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Dr Gareth Williams, The British Museum, has examined images of this coin and others found with it and identified them as modern replicas produced from dies by Mr Trevor Ashmore. Examples of these replicas can be found in the British Museum, Coins and Medals, forgeries cabinet and all four examples of these replica coins are represented in an upcoming catalogue of modern replicas/fakes.

It reproduces an early-Medieval Kingdom of Wessex Penny of Alfred, 'Edward the Elder' type. It is silver, 21mm in diameter and weighs 1.91g (29.4gn). It has a die axis of 3.

Moneyer: Wulfred

Mint: Probably London

Date: very late 9th century

Ref: North probably 639; Spink 1066

Notes:

This coin is thought to have been found with WILT-114257

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being declared not Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2008 T374

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.91 g
Diameter: 21 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 1970

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Treasure case number: 2008 T374

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alfred the Great
Mint or issue place: London
Obverse description: Small cross pattée
Obverse inscription: AEL FRE D RE
Reverse description: Moneyer’s name in two lines with three crosses between
Reverse inscription: VVFL RED annulet above and below
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock

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: probably Cricklade

Spatial coordinates


Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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 probably 639

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WILT
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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