SF-0908E3: Coin: Incomplete penny, possibly of Edward the Elder

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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Unique ID: SF-0908E3

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver coin of Early-Medieval date, possibly a penny of Edward the Elder, Two Line type, c.899-924 AD. As North, 1980: no. 649. Less than one quarter of the coin survives due to old breaks.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 899
Date to: Circa AD 924

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 11.29 mm
Width: 12.49 mm
Weight: 0.36 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2013.0279

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Elder
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 649 (Two-Line)
Obverse description: Small cross pattee within an inner circle
Obverse inscription: []D REX[]
Reverse description: Moneyers name divided by a row of three crosses, two of which remain visible
Reverse inscription: [...N?]T / []
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Wetheringsett cum Brockford

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

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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