GLO-D0C507: 160 coin face.JPG

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Unique ID: GLO-D0C507

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

Cut halfpenny of Edward the Confessor. The moneyer is either Aelfgeat or Wulfgeat, neither of which are known to have struck this type of coin. Bust Facing/Small Cross. There are more than half a dozen mints where moneyers called Aelfgeat or Wulfgeat are known to have been active at about this time, one of which was Gloucester, but because the mint name is off the flan it is impossible to say for certain.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Date from: Post AD 1062
Date to: Ante AD 1065

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Diameter: 17 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Kurt Adams
Identified by: Mr Kurt Adams
Secondary identifier: Dr David Symons

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 160; EMC 2004.0123

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Obverse description: Bust wearing a crown facing forward.
Obverse inscription: [ ]REX[]II[ ]
Reverse description: Small cross in the centre.
Reverse inscription: [ ]LFGEAT ON [ ]

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Tewkesbury (District)
To be known as: Higham

Spatial coordinates

Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: GLO
Created: 14 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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