YORYM-C99E95: Early-Medieval Coin : Penny of Ecgberht, King of Wessex

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COIN

Unique ID: YORYM-C99E95

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

A silver penny of Ecgberht, King of Wessex, dating to the period circa AD 828 - 839. Non-portrait type with irregular 'SAXON' monograph. Cross pattee reverse type. Moneyer Beornehart. West Saxon mint (possibly Winchester).

North Vol 1, p.119, no.589.

The edges of the coin are damaged and it is very fragile.

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 828
Date to: Circa AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.1 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Ecgberht of Wessex
Mint or issue place: West Saxon mint
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 589 (Ecgberht, West Saxon Mint)
Obverse description: Irregular 'SAXON' monograph
Obverse inscription: ECGBEO[RHT] REX
Reverse description: Cross pattee
Reverse inscription: BEO[RNE]HEARD
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Beningbrough (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE5258
Four figure Latitude: 54.01539928
Four figure longitude: -1.20792004
1:25K map: SE5258
1:10K map: SE55NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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: YORYM
Created: 7 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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