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Unique ID: WAW-F86AD7
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
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.
This is a find of note and has been designated: Regional importance
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 1065
Date to: Circa AD 1065
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 18.48 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 25th May 2017 - Thursday 31st August 2017
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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
|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|