PUBLIC-090421: public-090421;obverse Ecgberht penny

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Unique ID: PUBLIC-090421

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete silver penny of Ecgberht of Wessex (802-39),Mongram type (Naismith type W5), minted at a West Saxon mint (probably Winchester), by the moneyer Boza, c.828-839. Ref: Naismith 2011.

Obverse: Saxon Monogram with + ECGBEORHT REX. Reverse: + BOZA MONETA. Diameter of coin:20.84 mm. Weight: 1.259 grams.


Identified and recorded on UKDFD by Rod Blunt.and also by Chris Wren. Only three examples have been previosiy recorded, all from different dies (Naismith type W5). British Museum specimen (BMC, 21), and Early Medieval Corpus (EMC 2011, 0224). This coin is not die-linked to any of the previously known coins although shows the same thin lettering seen on Naismith's W5b.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 828
Date to: Circa AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.259 g
Diameter: 20.84 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 2nd February 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Charles Bullock
Identified by: Mr Charles Bullock
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: UKDFD 44454

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Ecgberht of Wessex
Mint or issue place: Winchester
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 589/N 590 (Ecgberht, West Saxon Mint)
Obverse description: Monogram of SAXON
Obverse inscription: +ECGBERHT REX
Reverse description: Cross patt'ee
Reverse inscription: + BOZA MONETA
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: East Dorset (District)
To be known as: Nr Wimborne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: while metal detecting cultivated land
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 4 years ago

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