BUC-1279D1: Early medieval coin

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-1279D1

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver penny of Bishop Eadberht of London (772/82-787/89) jointly with Offa of Mercia (757-96), Light Coinage (c.780/85-92), mint: London (Chick 80; North 278). Ref: Chick 2010: plate 11; North 1994: 85.  

Notes:

Very few examples of coin issued in the name of Bishop Eadberht have been recorded by the PAS. Other examples include NLM-4B4EB4 and ESS-04DD15.

All pennies of Bishop Eadberht were issued jointly with Offa of Mercia.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: retained by finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 780
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.08 g
Diameter: 16.69 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 3rd March 2008

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia and Bishop Eadberht of London
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 278 (CEB 34)
Obverse description: EADBERHT EP in three lines, pellet lines between, all within pellet circle.
Obverse inscription: EAD/BERH/T EP
Reverse description: Rosette of pellets within plain circle, cross arms radiating from circle each ending in another cross. Inscription within main cross arms.
Reverse inscription: O/F/R/M
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Wycombe (District)
To be known as: Saunderton

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
Current location: retained by finder

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Chick, D. 2010 The Coinage of Offa and His Contemporaries London Spink
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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