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WMID-BDDE26: Early medieval coin: Penny, Edward the Confessor, Pyramids type (front, reverse)

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Unique ID: WMID-BDDE26

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Silver, penny, Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Pyramids type, North p. 181 (number 831) (BMC xv, Hild. I), 1065-6, moneyer: Colinc, Tamworth mint, mass: 1.2g, diameter: 16.8mm.


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1065
Date to: AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th April 2009

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Mint or issue place: Tamworth
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 831 (Pyramids) (Hild. I)
Obverse description: Bust right, bearded and crowned; in front, a sceptre.
Obverse inscription: EDPARD RX
Reverse description: Short cross voided in each angle, a pyramid springing from the inner circle and terminating in a pellet.
Reverse inscription: COLLING ON TANPV
Initial mark: Cross pattee (reverse)
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Leicestershire (County)
District: North West Leicestershire (District)
Parish or ward: Appleby Magna (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK2909
Four figure Latitude: 52.67793002
Four figure longitude: -1.57250895
1:25K map: SK2909
1:10K map: SK20NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Updated: 9 years ago

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