SUR-B1B84B: Early medieval coin: Penny of Coenwulf

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Unique ID: SUR-B1B84B

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An incomplete early-medieval silver penny of Coenwulf of Mercia (796-821), 'cross and crescents' type (North 357; Naismith R2.3a-c); 'Portraits Phase' c.810-821). Moneyer: Ealhstan; Mint: Rochester.

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
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 810
Date to: Circa AD 821

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.74 g
Diameter: 20.04 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st January 2015 - Wednesday 21st January 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-124

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 357 (Cn. 77-80)
Obverse description: Draped and diademed bust facing right, with drapery breaking inner circle.
Obverse inscription: COEN[VVLF REX] m
Reverse description: Small cross with crescents in angles within a plain inner circle.
Reverse inscription: +EALHTA[N mONE]TA
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Hartley Wespall (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6957
Four figure Latitude: 51.30794383
Four figure longitude: -1.01150468
1:25K map: SU6957
1:10K map: SU65NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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