LON-61D165: Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) coin: penny of Burgred

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Unique ID: LON-61D165

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) silver penny of Burgred, King of Mercia (AD852 - 874), North 426. Moneyer: Osmund, mint: London.

Another coin of Burgred is recorded on the database from Oxfordshire (SUR-453548; North 423). Several coins of North 426 of the moneyer Osmund have been recorded by EMC (1002.0378, 1021.1690, 1030.0211, 1042.0673) although none is a die duplicate of this coin.

Dimensions: diameter: 20.27mm; weight: 1.06g.

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: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 852
Date to: Circa AD 874

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 20.27 mm

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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
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 426 (Burgred, lunette, lines with crooks)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: BVRGRED REX M
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines, between two lines with crooks
Reverse inscription: MON OSMVND ETA
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City of Westminster (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Vincent Square (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3079
Four figure Latitude: 51.49500418
Four figure longitude: -0.12872211
1:25K map: TQ3079
1:10K map: TQ37NW
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: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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