BERK-88F9D7: 343 BERK-88F9D7: Edward the Confessor cut halfpenny

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Unique ID: BERK-88F9D7

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A silver cut halfpenny of the early-medieval period, dating to the reign of Edward the Confessor and struck in Wilton (Wiltshire) between AD 1059-1062. The moneyer's name is on the opposing half of the coin. Hammer cross type North N828.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1059
Date to: Circa AD 1062

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 18.62 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 22nd September 2012

Rally details.

This object was found at Weekend Wanderers - Letcombe Bassett 2012

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Tkt 343

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Mint or issue place: Wilton Castle
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: Edward the Confessor, Hammer Cross (no further details, N 828/N 829)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing right, bearded with sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: [EADW]ARD [REX]
Reverse description: Hammer cross type; a voided short cross, at the end of each arm a segmant of a circle with a pellet at each end.
Reverse inscription: [... O]N PILTVN
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Letcombe Bassett (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3685
Four figure Latitude: 51.562735
Four figure longitude: -1.482058
1:25K map: SU3685
1:10K map: SU38NE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
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

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Updated: About one year ago

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