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Unique ID: BERK-18C5A6

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An Early Medieval silver cut farthing of Edward the Confessor, AD 1042 - 1066, of the Pointed Helmet type - which dates to the period AD 1053 - 1056. Moneyer Ed... so could be Winchester, Thetford or Rochester Mints.


Oxfordshire & West Berkshire PAS Record Sheet No: P582

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1053
Date to: Circa AD 1056

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 8.9 mm
Width: 9.2 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 0.7 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 15th September 2017

Rally details.

This object was found at Detectival 2017

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Obverse description: Bust right??
Obverse inscription: + EDPA
Reverse description: Cross?
Reverse inscription: +EDP
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: West Oxfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: Leafield (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP3117
Four figure Latitude: 51.850739
Four figure longitude: -1.55135005
1:25K map: SP3117
1:10K map: SP31NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London 825

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BERK
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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