KENT-94F984: KENT-94F984

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Unique ID: KENT-94F984

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An damaged and incomplete early medieval silver penny of Plegmund, Archbishop of Canterbury (890-923), two-line type (Class II; North 256) minted by Wilric at Canterbury, c.910-23.

The coin is damaged on both left and right sides, obscuring part of the obverse inscription. There is also a crack in the flan along the line of part of the inner circle of the coin.


Single finds of coins of Plegmund are very rare and this is only the second of his coins recorded by PAS (the others are listed as LANCUM-2C14A4, OXON-B49585) and the first of this type.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 910
Date to: Circa AD 923

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 22.9 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: Archbishop Plegmund of Canterbury
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Penny of the Archbishops of Canterbury 8th-9th century

Type: N 256 (Abp Plegmund, Class II)
Obverse description: Small central cross pattee within an inner circle.
Obverse inscription: PLEGMVND AR[CHI]EP
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in two lines divided by three small cross pattees. Group of three pellets above and below.
Reverse inscription: WILR/IC MON
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
Parish or ward: Brookland (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0026
Four figure Latitude: 50.99862554
Four figure longitude: 0.84893852
1:25K map: TR0026
1:10K map: TR02NW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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