WILT-114257: Early-Medieval coin : Penny of Edward the Elder

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COIN

Unique ID: WILT-114257

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 reporduces an Early-Medieval Edward the Elder Penny, Local type. It is silver and 20mm in diameter, weighing 1.51g (23.2gn). It has a die axis of 9.

Moneyer: Athulf

Mint: North-Western

Date: 899-924

Ref: North probably 658; Spink 1078. For a close parallel see Mack Collection 760 (SCBI 20 (1973) plate XXIV)

Notes:

Thought to have been found with WILT-113693

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: 1.51 g
Diameter: 20 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: Edward the Elder
Obverse description: Small cross pattée
Obverse inscription: +EADWEARD REX
Reverse description: Moneyer’s name ADVLF MO across the field with a floral scroll above and a cross pattée below
Reverse inscription: ADVLF MO
Die axis measurement: 9 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 658

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Audit data

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

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