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CAM-7FB1D2: Silver Hammered Penny of Burgred

Rights Holder: Cambridgeshire County Council
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Unique ID: CAM-7FB1D2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A silver early medieval penny of Burgred, King of Mercia (852-874). Obverse shows Diademed bust right. Obverse legend reads BVRGRED REX. Reverse shows the Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two lunettes. Reverse : MON/HVSSA/ETA with an triangular arrangement of three pellets at the end of HVSSA. Moneyer: Hussa. North 423 (Type A; lunettes unbroken). Weight is 1.18g, diameter is 19.61mm, thickness is 0.99mm.

See Spink 2010 (45th Ed.), p.109, nos.938-941. Also see North, J.J. Vol.I, pl.6, image 1, p.100, no.423.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

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
Thickness: 0.99 mm
Weight: 1.18 g
Diameter: 19.61 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st February 2012 - Wednesday 29th February 2012

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Burgred of Mercia
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 423 (Burgred, lunette, unbroken)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: BVRGRED REX
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two lunettes; type A - lunettes unbroken
Reverse inscription: MON/HVSSA/ETA with an triangular arrangement of three pellets at the end of HVSSA
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
To be known as: Cambridgeshire Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: CAM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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