SUSS-3A280A: Early Medieval Coin: Penny of Offa

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-3A280A

Object type certainty: Certain
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An Early Medieval silver penny of Offa, 'Heavy coinage', dating from AD 792-796. Mint of Canterbury; moneyer OSMOD. Cf. North 1994 Vol I, p. 89, no. 320.

See also: Early Medieval Coin Index (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, http://www-cm.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/emc) no's. 1993.0194, 1993.0195, 1996.0172, 2011.0943, 2005.0105.

Notes:

This coin is in excellent condition and has been listed as a 'find of note' by the Sussex FLO.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local 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 792
Date to: Circa AD 796

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 27th October 2015

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Arwen James
Identified by: Miss Stephanie Smith
Secondary identifier: Mr Robert Webley

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

Type: N 320 (Heavy coinage)
Obverse description: +OFFA between two plain lines across the field with REX below and M above, all enclosed in a circle of pellets. Further pellets are located between the arches of the letter M, outside the arches, in between the O and first F of OFFA, before REX and with one pellet in each angle of the X.
Obverse inscription: M/+OFFA/REX Reverse description: Moneyer's name across the field between two lines with ornaments above and below. Pellets between some letters.
Reverse description: Moneyer's name across the field in between two lines with ornaments above and below, or part of the name below.
Reverse inscription: OSMOD
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Emberton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP9349
Four figure Latitude: 52.13148875
Four figure longitude: -0.64275293
1:25K map: SP9349
1:10K map: SP94NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date listed is date submitted for recording.
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

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

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