HAMP-A39C17: Early-medieval coin: Penny of Edward the Martyr

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Unique ID: HAMP-A39C17

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A worn and bent 10th-century silver late early-medieval penny of Edward the Martyr of his small cross type struck by the moneyer Megred at Winchester mint (975-978 AD; North 763; cf. EMC 1002.0765)

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Date from: Exactly AD 975
Date to: Exactly AD 978

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 20.2 mm
Width: 19.5 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.17 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 15th May 2011

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: E3144

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 763 (Edward Martyr's Small Cross)
Obverse description: Bust diademed and draped facing left
Obverse inscription: + EADPEARD REX ANGLOX (where 'N' and 'G' are ligated)
Reverse description: Small cross patty
Reverse inscription: + MEGERED M_O PINT .
Initial mark:


Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Winchester (District)
Parish or ward: Wickham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5710
Four figure Latitude: 50.886684
Four figure longitude: -1.191043
1:25K map: SU5710
1:10K map: SU51SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Grassland, Heathland

References cited

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Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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