BUC-08EE42: 9th C silver halfpenny

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Unique ID: BUC-08EE42

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A damaged early-medievall silver halfpenny of Ceolwulf II of Mercia (874-879), cross-and-lozege type. Halfpennies were not previously recorded for this issue and the diameter of 14mm demonstrates that it is a halfpenny.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: retained by finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 874
Date to: Circa AD 879

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Diameter: 14 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 28th November 2003

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Identified by: Mr John Packer
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Ceolwulf II of Mercia
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Obverse description: A diademed male bust, with robed shoulders, facing right
Obverse inscription: "C..L..FREX..." Reverse description: A central cross framed by a lozenge. Lines radiate from the corners of the lozenge to the edges of the coin
Reverse inscription: "EA NR [ED]MO "

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Buckinghamshire (County)
District: Aylesbury Vale (District)
To be known as: Pitstone

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Current location: retained by finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Recording Institution: BUC
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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