BH-0F64D9: Early Medieval coin: silver penny of King Coenwulf of Mercia

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Unique ID: BH-0F64D9

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A hammered silver penny of King Coenwulf of Mercia dating to the Early Medieval period (c. AD 796-821) struck by Æthelmod at Canterbury. The obverse depicts a legend reading COENVVLF REX arranged circumferentially around a central circle and an M (for Mercia) within it. The reverse depicts a voided Tribrach moline consisting of two lines that divides the name of the moneyer Æthelmod (EþELMOD), with a triangular-shaped pellet in the 'MOD' sector. A similar coin with identical obverse and reverse legends but with a circular pellet under 'MOD' is recorded on the Portable Antiquities Scheme database (CPAT-4AAF81).

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Date from: Circa AD 796
Date to: Circa AD 821

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.28 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 6th June 2018 - Wednesday 6th June 2018

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Matthew Fittock
Identified by: Mr Matthew Fittock

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Coenwulf of Mercia
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 342 (Cn. 5-22)
Obverse description: King’s name and title around central M with pellets and cross
Obverse inscription: COENVVLF REX
Reverse description: Tribrach moline of two lines voided, dividing the legend with a triangular pellet in the ‘MOD’ sector
Reverse inscription: EþELMOD
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: St. Albans (District)
Parish or ward: Wheathampstead (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL1614
Four figure Latitude: 51.81260548
Four figure longitude: -0.31869642
1:25K map: TL1614
1:10K map: TL11SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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