ESS-6AA963: ESS-6AA963 Early Medieval coin: penny of Edward the Martyr

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Unique ID: ESS-6AA963

Object type certainty: Certain
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Eary Medieval silver coin: penny of Edward the Martyr, minted by Leofric at Ipswich. North 763 / Spink 1142.

This coin has also been recorded as EMC 2011.0092.

Dr Martin Allen has commented that "the coin is from the same dies as J.C. Sadler, The Ipswich Mint c.973-c.1210 A.D. Volume I. Eadgar to Aethelred II c.973-c.1016 A.D. (2010), p. 30, Fig. 13, and from the same obverse die as a coin of Wilebeart (Sadler, p. 31, Fig. 14). Sadler records only four coins of Ipswich in the reign of Edward the Martyr (two of Leofric and two of Wilebeart), but a coin of a third moneyer, Waetferth, has been recorded by EMC recently (EMC 2010.0166)."

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 975
Date to: Circa AD 978

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.41 g
Diameter: 20.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st November 2010 - Friday 31st December 2010

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Colchester OEF 6526 / EMC 2011.0092

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Martyr
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 763 (Edward Martyr's Small Cross)
Obverse description: Bust, left
Obverse inscription: +EADPEARD REX ANGLORX
Reverse description: Small cross
Reverse inscription: +LEOFRIC MO GIPHE

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Epping Forest (District)
Parish or ward: Epping Upland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4404
Four figure Latitude: 51.71625
Four figure longitude: 0.083072
1:25K map: TL4404
1:10K map: TL40SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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