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BH-319723: Early-medieval coin: penny of Wulfred, Archbishop of Canterbury

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Unique ID: BH-319723

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An incomplete silver penny of Wulfred, Archbishop of Canterbury (AD 805-832). This coin is a classified as North Group II, no. 240 and was probably struck in AD c.810 (see North, 1980, p. 53). The coin is slightly worn and corroded. It measures 19.3mm in diameter, 0.7mm thick and weighs 1.05g.

Class: Penny

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder.


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 810

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th October 2008

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 08/117

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Archbishop Wulfred of Canterbury
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Penny of the Archbishops of Canterbury 8th-9th century

Type: N 240 (Abp Wulfred Group II transitional monogram)
Obverse description: Tonsured bust facing, within inner circle; (possibly pellet in right field).
Obverse inscription: +WVLFREDI [ARCHIE]PISCOPI(pellet)
Reverse description: Monogram of DOROBERNIA
Reverse inscription: S[AEBER]HT MONETA
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: South Cambridgeshire

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: With finder.
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 53

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Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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