SUSS-16752D: Silver hammered penny of Offa

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COIN

Unique ID: SUSS-16752D

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

An worn and corroded early-medieval silver penny of Offa, King of Mercia (757-96); Light Coinage (c.765-92), Chick type 49, moneyer: Ealmund, mint: London. Ref: Chick 2010: 82.

Notes:

Chick (2010: 82) lists only a single example of Chick 49. The two coins are not die-linked as far as can be seen (there is certainly on reverse fie link).

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
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 765
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.83 g
Diameter: 17.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 16th December 2015 - Wednesday 16th December 2015

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Materials and construction

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

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: Offa: Chick 49 (Light Coinage; portrait type)
Obverse description: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, breaking inner pellet circle
Obverse inscription: OFFA REX+
Reverse description: Inscription between four pellet-encircled bosses around a central pellet-encircled boss within a plain inner circle.
Reverse inscription: +E/AL/MU/ND
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Arun (District)
Parish or ward: Angmering (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ0804
Four figure Latitude: 50.82547658
Four figure longitude: -0.46799343
1:25K map: TQ0804
1:10K map: TQ00SE
Grid reference source: Centred on field
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Date is that first reported and recorded
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

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: SUSS
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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