KENT-4FC763: Burgred penny

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COIN

Unique ID: KENT-4FC763

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An Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) silver penny of Burgred, King of Mercia (AD852 - 874), Moneyer Cenred, mint uncertain Rochester or London?. North (1994) No.426.

Measurements: diameter: 19.48mm, 1.11mm thick and weight: 1.18g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 852
Date to: Circa AD 874

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.11 mm
Weight: 1.18 g
Diameter: 19.48 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 426 (Burgred, lunette, lines with crooks)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right, to flan
Obverse inscription: +BVRGRED REX
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two lunettes.
Reverse inscription: MoN/+CENRED/ETA
Die axis measurement: 9 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: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Adisham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2154
Four figure Latitude: 51.24234583
Four figure longitude: 1.16490497
1:25K map: TR2154
1:10K map: TR25SW
Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 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: 3 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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