SUR-9A3435: Early medieval coin: Penny of Offa

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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-9A3435

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early-medieval silver penny of Offa of Mercia (757-796), Light Coinage (c.765-92; Chick type 67); minted by Pendred at London. Ref: Chick 2010: 90.

Notes:

This coin was sold by auction at Sothebys on 18.05.2015

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

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.21 g
Diameter: 16.74 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 1st April 2015 - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: B15-398

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: London
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 302 (Light coinage, Portrait; floriate cross with lozenge centre reverse)
Obverse description: Bare-headed Roman style bust, draped and cuirassed, facing right; serpent above.
Obverse inscription: OFFA // :REX (REX to left running top to bottom)
Reverse description: Beaded quatrefoil with fleurs in angles and pellet centre. Inscription within pellet circles in angles.
Reverse inscription: +P/EN/DR/Ed
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
District: Windsor and Maidenhead (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Shottesbrooke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8477
Four figure Latitude: 51.48572323
Four figure longitude: -0.79163251
1:25K map: SU8477
1:10K map: SU87NW
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

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Chick, D. 2010 The Coinage of Offa and His Contemporaries London Spink

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Audit data

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

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