BERK-93C017: Early-medieval coin: Penny of Aethelwulf

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Unique ID: BERK-93C017

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An incomplete early-medieval silver penny of Aethelwulf of Wessex (AD 839-858), DORIBI/CANT phase 3 issue dating to the period c. AD 848-51. Moneyer: Maninc, mint: Rochester. Ref: North 1994 No.614.

Find of note status

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Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 848
Date to: Circa AD 851

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.65 mm
Weight: 0.9 g
Diameter: 21.3 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Miss Anni Byard
Identified by: Miss Anni Byard

Other reference numbers

Other reference: OXPAS2016.121

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelwulf of Wessex
Mint or issue place: Rochester
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 614 (Æthelwulf, Doribi/Cant)
Obverse description: DORIB in centre
Obverse inscription: [..]HELVVLPH (R)EX
Reverse description: CANT in centre
Reverse inscription: MANINC M(ONE)T(A)
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Wantage (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4087
Four figure Latitude: 51.58044823
Four figure longitude: -1.42412973
1:25K map: SU4087
1:10K map: SU48NW
Grid reference source: GPS (From FLO)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Other
Specific landuse: Garden

References cited

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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