GLO-974DDE: GLO-974DDE Silver penny of Ecgberht king of Wessex

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COIN

Unique ID: GLO-974DDE

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

An early-medieval silver penny of Ecgberht of Wessex (802-839) non-portrait type with 'SAXON' monograph (c.828-c.839; North 589), West Saxon mint (probably Winchester), moneyer: Tidman. ref: North 1994:119.

Obverse: X/SAO/N within inner circle +ECOBEORHT REX
Reverse: cross pattée, +TIDEMAN MONE

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
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 828
Date to: Circa AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 16th May 2016 - Wednesday 1st June 2016

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Ecgberht of Wessex
Mint or issue place: West Saxon mint
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 588 (Ecgberht, Rochester (Episcopal))
Obverse description: X/SAO/N within inner circle
Obverse inscription: +ECOBEORHT REX
Reverse description: cross pattée,
Reverse inscription: +TIDEMAN MONE
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Gloucestershire (County)
District: Tewkesbury (District)
To be known as: Forest of Dean

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

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

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