BUC-F1ADC0: BUC-F1ADC0 EARLY MEDIEVAL COIN

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-F1ADC0

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A probable modern forgery of an silver penny of Offa of Mercia (757-96), light coinage (Chick 27; North 287), mint: London, moneyer: Dud. Ref: Chick 2010; North 1994: 86; Naismith & Naylor 2012, no. 5.

The style of the lettering on this penny is very unusual, and more sharply defined than is normally the case with Offa's pennies. It is also extremely heavy for a Light penny. For these reasons, it should probably be dismissed as a modern forgery.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 757
Date to: Circa AD 796

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.13 mm
Weight: 1.48 g
Diameter: 13.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 10th September 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Identified by: Ms Ros Tyrrell
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: Offa, Blunt group II (Light coinage, no further details)
Obverse description: Inscription and motifs: OF.FA (pellet above O) || REX (seven pellets dotted around the field) divided by a beaded bar each end terminating in a fleur.
Obverse inscription: OF.FA / REX
Reverse description: Inscription and motifs: +D (three pellets between + and D; four pellets visible to left, two to right) || UD (+ beneath between U and D, with a pellet directly above; five other pellets dotted around the lower part of the field) divided by a beaded bar each end terminating in a fleur.
Reverse inscription: +D / UD

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Sherington

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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