IOW-1819EC: Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon): Penny of Ecgberht

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-1819EC

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete and bent Early-Medieval (Anglo-Saxon) silver penny of Ecgberht, king of Wessex (802-839). Non-portrait type, dating to the period c. 828-839 (North 1994: 119, ref: 589). Minted by Beornehart at the West Saxon mint (probably Winchester). Initial marks: cross pattée/cross pattée.

Obverse: +ECGBEORHT REX; In centre SAXON irregularly placed.

Reverse: +BEORNEH[A]RT; Cross pattée.

Diameter: 19.0mm. Weight: 1.36g. DA=12:9.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon
Date from: Circa AD 828
Date to: Circa AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.36 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th August 2019 - Friday 9th August 2019

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2019-7-283

Materials and construction

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

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 (Ecgberht, West Saxon Mint)
Obverse description: In centre SAXON irregularly placed
Obverse inscription: +ECGBEORHT REX
Reverse description: Cross pattée
Reverse inscription: +BEORNEH[A]RT
Initial mark: cross pattée.
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

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
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 12 days ago
Updated: 9 days ago

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