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BERK-675015: Early-medieval coin: Penny of Edward the Elder

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Unique ID: BERK-675015

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

An incomplete silver penny of Edward the Elder (AD 899-924). Late issue Two-Line type struck by the moneyer Aethelwine. Probaby a Southern issue judging by the neatness of the lettering. North N649.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 899
Date to: Circa AD 924

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 1.4 g
Diameter: 23.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 26th December 2015 - Sunday 3rd January 2016

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2015.036

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Elder
Mint or issue place: Southern England
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 649 (Two-Line)
Obverse description: Small cross pattée
Obverse inscription: EADVVEARD (REX)
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in two lines divided by a row of three crosses
Reverse inscription: ÆÐELP-[...]N MO
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Lambourn (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU3480
Four figure Latitude: 51.51790349
Four figure longitude: -1.51139012
1:25K map: SU3480
1:10K map: SU38SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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