LON-FE8879: An Early Medieval silver penny of Edward the Martyr (AD975-978).

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COIN

Unique ID: LON-FE8879

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A modern copy of an Early Medieval silver halfpenny of Edward the Elder (899-924), based upon Norrth 660 (floral penny) albeit seemingly intended to be a halfpenny version, of which no real examples are known. The style and flan of the coin are not consistent with an early-medieval piece- the flan is too smooth and the design/inscription too well defined and crisp. It may be an 'Ashmore copy' who produced a very similar fake penny of this type (T. Abramson 'Anglo-Saxon counterfeits', p.152).

Obverse: Small cross pattee within a plain inner circle; inscription: EADVVEARD REX

Reverse: A line with two small leaves at the base and a small flower at the top; in centre, a large pellet from which spring two large curved lines containing the moneyer's name BUGA; inscription: BV/GA

Dimensions: diameter: 16.18mm; weight: 0.85g.

Notes:

With thanks to Martin Allen for discussing this coin and providing the reference to Abramson's book.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MODERN
Period from: MODERN
Period to: MODERN
Date from: Circa AD 1950
Date to: Circa AD 2015

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.85 g
Diameter: 16.18 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Elder
Mint or issue place: North-west England
Obverse description: Small cross pattee
Obverse inscription: EADVVEARD REX
Reverse description: A line with two small leaves at the base and a small flower at the top; in centre, a large pellet from which spring two large curved lines containing the moneyer's name BUGA
Reverse inscription: BVGA
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: London (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Greater London Authority (Greater London Authority)
District: Harrow (London Borough)
Parish or ward: Pinner (London Borough Ward)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0991
Four figure Latitude: 51.60729496
Four figure longitude: -0.42738161
1:25K map: TQ0991
1:10K map: TQ09SE
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Gardening
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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