BERK-399C86: Early-medieval coin: Offa penny

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Unique ID: BERK-399C86

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver penny of Offa (AD 757-796), East Anglian mint (light coinage) c. AD 770-792, moneyer is Wintred. North 336. The coin is fragile with one quarter braking off when removed for photography; there is damage to the outside edge of approximately half of the coin.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 770
Date to: Circa AD 796

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.73 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st January 2013 - Wednesday 17th July 2013

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 2013.358

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia
Mint or issue place: East Anglia
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 336 (CEB 113) (Light coinage, East Anglian)
Obverse description: King's name over two lines, with an 'm' above
Obverse inscription: OFFA / REX
Reverse description: Long cross with half-circles and three pellets at each terminal; lozenge-shaped centre with pellet within. Letters in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: VI/HT/RE/D
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Great Shefford area

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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