BUC-CCE3BB: EARLY MEDIEVAL COIN

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COIN

Unique ID: BUC-CCE3BB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver penny of Offa.Offa's light coinage by Canterbury moneyer Eoba.Obverse: OFRM for OF[FA]R[EX]M[ERCICORUM] in the angles of a beaded cross pattee with a beaded annulet containing a cross of pellets in centre. Reverse: EBOA in the angles of a celtic cross with an annulet centre containing a cross with a pellet in each angle

Recorded as EMC 2013.0376 by M Allen. N 261

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 765
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 12th July 2014

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Richard Clark
Identified by: Dr Martin Allen
Secondary identifier: Ms Ros Tyrrell

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 261 (CEB 11) (Light coinage, Plain cross obverse)
Obverse description: OFRM for OF[FA]R[EX]M[ERCICORUM] in the angles of a beaded cross pattee with a beaded annulet containing a cross of pellets in centre.
Obverse inscription: OF[FA]R[EX]MERCICORUM
Reverse description: EBOA in the angles of a celtic cross with an annulet centre containing a cross with a pellet in each angle
Reverse inscription: EOBA
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Haversham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Updated: 3 years ago

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