SUSS-448352: Anglo Saxon penny

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-448352

Object type certainty: Certain
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Early Medieval silver penny of Edward the Martyr (975-978), minted by Spirling at Thetford, 975-978 AD, North 763.

Obverse: EADPEARD REX ANGLOX, P=the rune wen pronounced W, NG ligated; diademed bust left.

Reverse: SPYRELING MOIN DIO, D=thorn, NG ligated; small cross pattee.

The coin is bent in the centre at about 90 degrees with a rounded bend.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.94 mm
Weight: 1.37 g
Diameter: 19.48 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 17th November 2011

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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 Martyr
Mint or issue place: Thetford
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 763 (Edward Martyr's Small Cross)
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust acing left
Obverse inscription: EADPEARD REX ANGLOX, P=the rune wen pronounced W, NG ligated
Reverse description: Small cross pattee
Reverse inscription: SPYRELING MOIN DIO, D=thorn, NG ligated.
Die axis measurement: 10 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: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
To be known as: Near Chichester

Spatial coordinates


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

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Audit data

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

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