LIN-0E1274: Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) silver penny of Burgred

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COIN

Unique ID: LIN-0E1274

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete Early Medieval (Anglo Saxon) silver penny of Burgred, King of Mercia (AD 852 - 874), Moneyer Cenred, mint uncertain Rochester or London?. North (1994) No.426.

Obverse description: Diademed bust right, to flan
Obverse inscription: +BVRGRED REX
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two lunettes.
Reverse inscription: MoN/+CENRED/ETA

Measurements: surviving diameter: 18.65 mm, 0.91 mm thick and weight: 0.59g.

Subsequent actions

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 style
Date from: Circa AD 852
Date to: Circa AD 874

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.91 mm
Weight: 0.59 g
Diameter: 18.65 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Obverse description: Diademed bust right
Obverse inscription: +[BVRG]RED [REX]
Reverse description: Moneyer's name in three lines in and between two lunettes.
Reverse inscription: MoN/[+CE]NRED[/ETA]
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: North Kesteven (District)
Parish or ward: Leasingham (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF0649
Four figure Latitude: 53.0277971
Four figure longitude: -0.42093876
1:25K map: TF0649
1:10K map: TF04NE
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

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Created: 2 years ago
Updated: 2 years ago

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