WMID-F6B912: Early Medieval coin: Penny of Offa of Mercia

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-F6B912

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Early Medieval coin: A complete silver penny of Offa (757 - 797), Light coinage (c. 765-792; North 311; Chick 59), mint: Canterbury; moneyer: Lulla. Refs: North 1994: 89; Chick 2010.

Diameter: 16.3 mm
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.1 g

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

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 765
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 50 finds from Staffordshire

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 311 (Light coinage, Portrait; flower etc. in inner circle reverse)
Obverse description: Small diadem bust. pellets facing right; various pellets between letters of inscription.
Obverse inscription: OFFA REX (unbarred A)
Reverse description: Flower of four petals on saltire botonnee, with pellet between each cross arm/petal all within inner circle. LULLA divided by four large pellets surrounded by small pellets
Reverse inscription: +L/U/LL/A
Initial mark: plain cross
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: East Staffordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Abbots Bromley (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK0823
Four figure Latitude: 52.80449608
Four figure longitude: -1.88277342
1:25K map: SK0823
1:10K map: SK02SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst searching with a metal detector

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: WMID
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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