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COIN

Unique ID: SUR-C1A931

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

Silver hammered penny, late Anglo-Saxon of Æthelwulf of Wessex (839-858). The flan is damaged in two places, with some loss.

Obverse: cross with clockwise P shaped arms with pellet in centre and pellet in each quarter, within a beaded border. +EÐELVV[ ]REX. Reverse: cross pattee with wedge in each angle and the legend MANN[...]M.

This is a previously unknown type for Athelwulf of Wessex by the Rochester moneyer Manning, probably minted in the late 840s. The closest comparison previously published is Naismith (2011) type R30.3.

Notes:

Identified by Dr Rory Naismith.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 845
Date to: Circa AD 850

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 10th May 2018

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Other reference numbers

Other reference: EMC 2018.0172

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Æthelwulf of Wessex
Mint or issue place: Rochester
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: Æthelwulf of Wessex (no further details)
Obverse inscription: +EÐELVV[...]REX Reverse inscription: MANN[...]M
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hampshire (County)
District: Basingstoke and Deane (District)
Parish or ward: Laverstoke (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU4848
Four figure Latitude: 51.2291778
Four figure longitude: -1.31394987
1:25K map: SU4848
1:10K map: SU44NE
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

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