LON-6D82A3: An Early Medieval silver penny of Archbishop Wulfred

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Unique ID: LON-6D82A3

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An Early Medieval silver penny of Archbishop Wulfred (AD 805-832), dating c. AD 810. This is a group II, transitional monogram type coin. The obverse depicts a tonsured bust facing within inner circle. The inscription reads [WULFREDI AR]CHIEPI[SCOPI]. The reverse has the monogram of DOROBERNIA in the centre. The inscription reads SAE[BERHT] MONETA, indicating Saeberht as the moneyer. The coin would have been minted in Canterbury. North Volume I (1980, no. 240). There is significant damage along the egde of the coin so that much of the inscription is illegible.

Dimensions: diameter: 20.59 mm; weight: 0.70g.

Reference: North, J. J. 1980. English Hammered Coinage, Volume 1. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c.600-1272. Spink: London

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 810
Date to: Circa AD 810

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 20.59 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Archbishop Wulfred of Canterbury
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Penny of the Archbishops of Canterbury 8th-9th century

Type: N 240 (Abp Wulfred Group II transitional monogram)
Obverse description: Tonsored bust facing within inner circle
Obverse inscription: [WULFREDI AR]CHIEPI[SCOPI]
Reverse description: Monogram of DOROBERNIA.
Reverse inscription: SAE[BERHT] MONETA
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Greenwich (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Greenwich West (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ3778
Four figure Latitude: 51.48436664
Four figure longitude: -0.02833635
1:25K map: TQ3778
1:10K map: TQ37NE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Open fresh water
Specific landuse: Running water

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