CAM-CE5552: Medieval Coin : Silver penny of Harold II, AD 1066. North number 838

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Unique ID: CAM-CE5552

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A bent and cracked medieval silver penny of Harold II (1066), PAX type (North 836). It was minted by Swetman at London.

Obverse show crowned head left with sceptre. Obverse legend reads +HAROLD REX ANG . Reverse shows PAX across field in between two lines. Reverse legend reads SPETMAN (or SVETMAN) ON LVND . Die axis is 9 o'clock. Weight is 1.25g, diameter is 19.7mm, thickness is 0.8mm.

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


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Exactly AD 1066

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 19.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st August 2013 - Saturday 31st August 2013

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harold Godwinson
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 836 (Pax)
Obverse description: Crowned head left with sceptre in front
Obverse inscription: +HAROLD REX ANG
Reverse description: PAX across field in between two lines
Reverse inscription: SPETMAN ON LVND
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Hardwick (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL3758
Four figure Latitude: 52.20320838
Four figure longitude: 0.0033281
1:25K map: TL3758
1:10K map: TL35NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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