LIN-39CC1D: Early Medieval silver penny of Burgred

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Unique ID: LIN-39CC1D

Object type certainty: Certain
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A fragment of a silver penny, probably of Burgred (852-874), 'lunette, lines with crooks' type (N426). Alternatively, there is the possibility that it is of Alfred (871-899) 'lunette' type (N628).

This coin is also recorded on the Early Medieval Coin Corpus as 2014.0012.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Date from: Circa AD 852
Date to: Circa AD 874

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 13 mm
Width: 9 mm
Weight: 0.31 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st March 2014

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2014.0012

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Burgred of Mercia
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 426 (Burgred, lunette, lines with crooks)
Obverse description: (Diademed bust right)
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two lunettes
Reverse inscription: [ ]N / [ ]A[ ]
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

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
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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