NLM-FBEDDA: Early Medieval coin: penny of Edward the Martyr

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Silver coin. Penny of Edward the Martyr (975-978), Lincoln mint issue of the moneyer Grind, as kindly identified from photographs by Peter Spencer, at the behest of the finder. Peter describes this coin as 'very rare'.

Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust left. Initial cross pattee.

Obverse inscription: +AEDVV[A]RD [?REX].ANGL

Reverse description: Small central cross pattee.

Reverse inscription: +GRIND M-O LINDCOL, citing Peter Spencer's reading.

Diameter: 20.1mm, Weight: 1.18gms, die axis: 2

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Exactly AD 975
Date to: Exactly AD 978

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.18 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 24th June 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: NLM25880a

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Martyr
Mint or issue place: Lincoln
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 763 (Edward Martyr's Small Cross)
Obverse description: Diademed and draped bust left
Obverse inscription: +AEDVV[A]RD [?REX].ANGL
Reverse description: Small central cross pattee
Reverse inscription: +GRIND M-O LINDCOL
Initial mark: cross pattee.
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: West Lindsey (District)
To be known as: Swinhope

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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