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KENT-7D1A0E: Cut quarter Farthing of Edward the Confessor

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Unique ID: KENT-7D1A0E

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A highly worn later Early-Medieval cut-quarter penny (Farthing), probably of Edward the confessor (1042-1066). Probably transitional pyramid type dating c.1065, minted at Sandwich by Godric or Leofwine. North (1994) no.835, BMC xiv, Hild.1a.

Measurements: 9.88mm long, 10.3mm wide, 0.83mm thick and 0.37g in weight.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1065
Date to: Circa AD 1065

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 9.88 mm
Width: 10.3 mm
Thickness: 0.83 mm
Weight: 0.37 g

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 835 (Transitional Pyramids)
Obverse description: Facing crowned bust, [bearded and holding a sceptre in the right hand and an orb in the left]
Obverse inscription: +EAD[WARD REX]
Reverse description: Short cross voided, in each angle a pyramid spring from the inner circle and terminating in a pellet
Reverse inscription: +[____MO SAN]DWI
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Folkestone and Hythe (District)
Parish or ward: Burmarsh (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR1031
Four figure Latitude: 51.03996567
Four figure longitude: 0.99414392
1:25K map: TR1031
1:10K map: TR13SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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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Audit data

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

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