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Unique ID: SUR-C1A931

Object type certainty: Certain
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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.


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


Broad period: 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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