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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-04DD15

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early medieval silver penny of Bishop Eadberht of London (772/82-787/89) jointly with Offa of Mercia (757-96), Light Coinage (c.780/85-92), mint: London (Chick 79; North 281). Ref: Chick 2010: plate 11; North 1994: 85.

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Very few examples of coin issued in the name of Bishop Eadberht have been recorded by the PAS. Other examples include NLM-4B4EB4 and BUC-1279D1.

All pennies of Bishop Eadberht were issued jointly with Offa of Mercia.

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
Date from: Circa AD 780
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.18 g
Diameter: 16.8 mm

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: CIMS OEF 7546

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia and Bishop Eadberht of London
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 281 (CEB 36)
Obverse description: Lozenge with incurved sides, circle within containing a cross.
Obverse inscription: O/FF/AR/EX
Reverse description: Moneyer arranged in two lines within a beaded rectangle. EP below, cross above
Reverse inscription: ADB // ERHT // EP
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Toppesfield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL7236
Four figure Latitude: 51.99580647
Four figure longitude: 0.50391653
1:25K map: TL7236
1:10K map: TL73NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Chick, D. 2010 The Coinage of Offa and His Contemporaries London Spink
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: ESS
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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