KENT-421146: Penny of Harthcnut minted at lewes

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Unique ID: KENT-421146

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An early-medieval silver penny of Harthacnut's joint reign with Harold I (1035-37), Jewel Cross type (AD1036; North 808 bust 5), mint: Lewes, moneyer: Northman. Ref: North 1994,171.

There is chipping around the edge of the coin and a crack across part of the flan.

Measurements: 17.35mm in diameter, 0.89mm thick and 0.97g in weight


The coin is die-linked to an example in the Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm (Sweden), SCBI 40, no. 82.

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


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: Circa AD 1036
Date to: Circa AD 1036

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.89 mm
Weight: 0.97 g
Diameter: 17.35 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Identified by: Mr Jo Ahmet
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Harthacnut
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Obverse description: Diademed bust left
Obverse inscription: +HAR/CNUT R.
Reverse description: Cross composed of four ovals united at their bases by two circles enclosing a pellet
Reverse inscription: +NORÐMAN ON LÆP:
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Shepway (District)
Parish or ward: Newchurch (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR0632
Four figure Latitude: 51.05039291
Four figure longitude: 0.93773583
1:25K map: TR0632
1:10K map: TR03SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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