ESS-81F59F: Early Medieval coin: Silver penny of Offa

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COIN

Unique ID: ESS-81F59F

Object type certainty: Certain
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Incomplete Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Offa (757-796), Light Coinage. Moneyer is Alhmund, c. 765-792. C.E.B 40, North 282

Obverse is O/F/[A]/R in angles of cross fleury with a lozenge centre containing annulets and pellet

Reverse is ALH/[MUN] across two lines divided by a line of pellets with fleury ends and a Latin cross above

Notes:

See also IOW-424995

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
Date from: Circa AD 765
Date to: Circa AD 792

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.89 g
Diameter: 17.5 mm

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Sophie Flynn
Identified by: Ms Sophie Flynn

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Offa of Mercia
Category: Coin of the kings of Mercia 8th-9th centuries

Type: N 282 (CEB 40) (Light coinage, Lozenge obverse)
Obverse description: O/F/[A]/R in angles of cross fleury with a lozenge centre containing annulets and pellet
Obverse inscription: O/F/[A]/R
Reverse description: ALH/[MUN] across two lines divided by a line of pellets with fleury ends and a Latin cross above
Reverse inscription: ALH / [MUN]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Tendring (District)
Parish or ward: St. Osyth (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TM1217
Four figure Latitude: 51.8114126
Four figure longitude: 1.07405055
1:25K map: TM1217
1:10K map: TM11NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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