SUR-453548: Early medieval coin: Penny of Burgred

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Unique ID: SUR-453548

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver penny of Burgred, King of Mercia (852-874), Type a (Lunettes unbroken), North 423. Moneyer: Osmund, mint: uncertain.


Also recorded on EMC as 2010.0250

Similar to EMC 1001.0418 (Ref: SCBI 1 - Fitzwilliam: 418; MEC I. 1336) and EMC1002.0371 (Ref: SCBI 2 - Glasgow: 371)

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 852
Date to: Circa AD 874

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 19.79 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 4th July 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 10.788; EMC 2010.0250

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Burgred of Mercia
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 423 (Burgred, lunette, unbroken)
Obverse description: Diademed bust facing right
Obverse inscription: BVRGRED REX M
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two unbroken lunettes
Reverse inscription: MON//oZmhND//ETA (Moneta Osmund)
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Pyrton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6798
Four figure Latitude: 51.676781
Four figure longitude: -1.032422
1:25K map: SU6798
1:10K map: SU69NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
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 423

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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