SF-CAC2B6: Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) coin: penny of Ecgberht.

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Unique ID: SF-CAC2B6

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A silver Early Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) penny of Ecgberht king of Wessex (AD 802-839), non portrait type, possibly dating to c. AD 828-839. West Saxon mint; Ecgraed moneyer. Cf North 589.

Dr Martin Allen comments:

"This is the second known coin of the West Saxon mint in the coinage of Ecgberht by the moneyer 'ECGREBÐ' (normalised as Ecgraed). This is from different but similar dies to the one coin of this type (W7) in Rory Naismith's book The Coinage of Southern England 796-865".

EMC 2019.0210

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
Date from: Circa AD 829
Date to: Circa AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 1.09 mm
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 20.01 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 7th June 2019

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Ecgberht of Wessex
Mint or issue place: West Saxon mint
Category: Coin of the kings of Wessex 9th-10th centuries

Type: N 589/N 590 (Ecgberht, West Saxon Mint)
Obverse description: Circle of beaded lin enclosing SAXONORIUM in three lines.
Obverse inscription: ECGBEORHT REX
Reverse description: Cross pattee in beaded circle.
Reverse inscription: ECG[...]REBÐ MONETA
Initial mark: +
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Norfolk (County)
District: South Norfolk (District)
To be known as: Diss

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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