KENT-94F984: KENT-94F984

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COIN

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.

Notes:

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

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
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.

References cited

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Audit data

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

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