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Unique ID: SUR-8E23AC

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A copy of a silver hammered small flan penny of Edward the Confessor (1042-1066) dating to 1048-1050. Obverse: right facing bust with crude retrograde legend which may read EDDEW[...]EDEX. Reverse: voided short cross with indecipherable retrograde legend. Moneyer reads something like Elfrif / Ælfrif. Unclear mint. The flan is bent into an S shape.


The coin appears to be reverse struck, with a right facing bust of crude style and retrograde lettering as if the die was copied directly and incompetently from a genuine coin. No contemporary parallels are known for a forgery of this type, so this may be a more recent (possibly modern) copy.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1048
Date to: Circa AD 1050

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 0.81 g
Diameter: 13.7 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Simon Maslin
Identified by: Dr Simon Maslin

Materials and construction

Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Edward the Confessor
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: N 818 (Small Flan) (Hild. B)
Obverse description: Crudely copied right-facing diademed bust.
Obverse inscription: EDDEW[...]EDEX
Reverse description: Voided short cross.
Reverse inscription: ELFRIFONEY[...]X
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very 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: Overton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU5049
Four figure Latitude: 51.23799766
Four figure longitude: -1.28516994
1:25K map: SU5049
1:10K map: SU54NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: 10 days ago
Updated: 8 days ago

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