WAW-F86AD7: Early Medieval coin: penny of Edward The Confessor (Obverse and reverse).

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Unique ID: WAW-F86AD7

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An early-medieval silver penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066), Transitional Pyramids type( c. 1065; North 835), moneyer: Garwulf; mint: Worcester. Ref: North 1994: 181.


Coin of Edward's 'transitional pyramids' are very rare with just 14 listed by Stewart and Blunt 1978 (in British Numismatic Journal 48), and few finds since. This coin may be the first known of this type produced by the moneyer Garwulf who is known from other coins of Edward at the Worcester mint.

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Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 1065
Date to: Circa AD 1065

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 18.48 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th May 2017 - Thursday 31st August 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Mint or issue place: Worcester
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 835 (Transitional Pyramids)
Obverse description: Bust facing forwards, bearded and crowned, holding a sceptre in the right hand and an orb in the left.
Obverse inscription: EADWARD REX:
Reverse description: Short-voided cross: in each angle, a pyramid springing from the inner circle and terminating in a pellet.
Reverse inscription: GARVLF ON PIHRE
Die axis measurement: 4 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

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Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Worcestershire (County)
District: Wychavon (District)
Parish or ward: Pershore (Civil Parish)

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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