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Unique ID: IOW-1819EC
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
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 589; Naismith W4). Minted by Beornehart at the West Saxon mint (probably Winchester). Initial marks: cross pattée/cross pattée. Ref: North 1994: 119; Naismith 2011.
Obverse inscription starts at 3 o' clock.
Obverse: +ECGBEORHT REX; In centre SAXON irregularly placed.
Reverse: +BEORNEH[A]RT; Cross pattée.
Diameter: 19.0mm. Weight: 1.36g.
North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.
R. Naismith (2011), The Coinage of Southern England 796-865, British Numismatic Society.
Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Ascribed Culture: Anglo-Saxon style
Date from: Circa AD 828
Date to: Circa AD 839
Weight: 1.36 g
Diameter: 19 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Friday 9th August 2019 - Friday 9th August 2019
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Other reference: IOW2019-7-283
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 essentially three lines: x / SAO / N
Obverse inscription: +ECGBEORHT REX
Reverse description: Cross pattée
Reverse inscription: +BEORNEH[A]RT
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|Naismith, R||2011||The Coinage of Southern England 796-865||London||British Numismatic Society|
|North, J.J.||1994||English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272||London||Spink and Son Ltd||119, ref: 589|