LON-38A1C3: Early Medieval silver coin: penny of Aethelstan

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Unique ID: LON-38A1C3

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An Early Medieval silver penny of Aethelstan (AD924-939). Mint: Southern England. Moneyer: Wulfstan. North no. 668.

Dimensions: diameter: 22.02mm; weight: 1.26g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 924
Date to: Circa AD 939

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.26 g
Diameter: 22.02 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: Aethelstan to Edgar (Kings of All England)
Mint or issue place: Southern England
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Obverse description: Small cross pattee
Obverse inscription: AETHELSTAN REX
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in two lines with three crosses in between
Reverse inscription: VVLFS TAN MO
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: City and County of the City of London (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Billingsgate (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3380
Four figure Latitude: 51.503293
Four figure longitude: -0.085156
1:25K map: TQ3380
1:10K map: TQ38SW
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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Recording Institution: LON
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 9 years ago

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