NLM-124D04: Early Medieval coin: penny of Alfred of Wessex

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COIN

Unique ID: NLM-124D04

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early medieval silver penny of Alfred 'the Great' of Wessex (871-899), Canterbury style, portrait type (N 629),

Obverse description: Bust diademed and cuirassed right.
Obverse inscription: AELFR EDREX

Reverse description: Long cross with central rhomboid containing central cross and three triangles.

Reverse inscription: +B / VR / GNN / OD (NN ligated; probably moneyer Burgnoth)

Diameter: 19.7mm, Weight: 1.05gms, die axis: probably 3

Notes:

This is the first example of this type recorded by PAS, a very rare variety of Alfred's coinage.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 875
Date to: Circa AD 880

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.05 g
Diameter: 19.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 12th March 2012

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM19975a; EMC 2012.0231

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Alfred the Great
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: Alfred of Wessex (no further details)
Obverse description: Bust diademed and cuirassed right.
Obverse inscription: AELFR EDREX
Reverse description: Long cross with central rhomboid containing central cross and three triangles
Reverse inscription: +B / VR / GNN / OD
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
District: North Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Roxby cum Risby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE9315
Four figure Latitude: 53.623288
Four figure longitude: -0.595364
1:25K map: SE9315
1:10K map: SE91NW
Grid reference source: From 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: NLM
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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