HAMP-135B8F: Early-medieval coin : penny of Edward the Confessor (incomplete)

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Unique ID: HAMP-135B8F

Object type certainty: Certain
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An early-medieval penny of Edward the Confessor, 'bust facing/ small cross' type (BMC xiii), uncertain mint struck by Leof[...], dating to 1062-5. Roughly half of the coin is now missing, due to a recent break. The mint name is difficult to determine and may read NLAE (AE ligated) or NLIE (a possibile variation on the spelling for Lincoln), or something else.
Reference: North 830.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1062
Date to: Circa AD 1065

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.61 g
Diameter: 16.5 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Katie Hinds
Identified by: Ms Katie Hinds
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Hampshire Cultural Trust Object Entry Form WINCM 458

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 830 (Bust Facing / Small Cross) (Hild. Ac)
Obverse description: Bust facing, bearded and crowned.
Obverse inscription: EAD[WERD R]EX Reverse description: Small cross pattée.
Reverse inscription: LEOF[...]NLAE (AE ligated)
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Sussex (County)
District: Chichester (District)
Parish or ward: Elsted and Treyford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU8119
Four figure Latitude: 50.96473746
Four figure longitude: -0.84791877
1:25K map: SU8119
1:10K map: SU81NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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