BH-AEDB58: Early-Medieval coin: penny of Aethelred II

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Unique ID: BH-AEDB58

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A silver penny of Aethelred II (978-1016). 'First Hand' type, minted 979-985. Moneyer and mint: OZGAR MONET TOT (Totnes, Devon). Ref.: North 1980: 120, no. 766*.

Dimensions: 19.6mm diameter, 0.3mm thick. Weight not recorded.


*North lists 'Osgar' as a moneyer at Bedford and Derby, but not at Totnes.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 979
Date to: Exactly AD 985

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Diameter: 19.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 16th September 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at Thesaurus group at Offley, Hertfordshire, September 2012

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: TLB 2

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelred the Unready
Mint or issue place: Totnes
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 766 (First Hand) (Hild. B1)
Obverse description: Diademed, draped bust right.
Obverse inscription: +AEDELRED REX ANGL
Reverse description: Hand of Providence issuing from clouds; at sides, 'A' 'W'.
Reverse inscription: +OZGAR MONET TOT
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Offley

Spatial coordinates

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: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Updated: 9 years ago

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