WMID-F2B8BF: Late Early Medieval coin: Penny of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex

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COIN

Unique ID: WMID-F2B8BF

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete and fragmentary Early Medieval silver penny of Edward the Elder (899-924); two-line type (North 649); Moneyer: Brece; mint: probably Chester.

Diameter: 22.1 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

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
Date from: Circa AD 899
Date to: Circa AD 924

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 22.1 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 649 (Two-Line)
Obverse description: Conscription cross
Obverse inscription: EADVVEARD RE[ ]
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in two lines, divided by a row of three conscription crosses. Trefoil of pellets above and below
Reverse inscription: BREC/E M-O
Initial mark: -
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: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Waterhouses (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SK1151
Four figure Latitude: 53.05614245
Four figure longitude: -1.83733384
1:25K map: SK1151
1:10K map: SK15SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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