YORYM-AB70A0: Medieval coin hoard

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Unique ID: YORYM-AB70A0

Object type certainty: Certain
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TREASURE CASE : 2020 T246. 


A hoard of approximately three pennies of Edward the Confessor dating to the period AD 1053 - 1056. The coins are fused together. Approximately three quarters of two of the coins remain, the reverse of one fused to the obverse of the second. Only a small fragment of the third remains and is fused to the reverse of the second coin. No detail can be determined on the third coin.

The two larger coins are silver pennies of Edward the Confessor dating to the period AD 1053 - 1056. Pointed helmet type. Hild. F. Moneyer unclear. Mint unclear.

North, Vol.1, p.180, no.825.

Obverse Description: Pointed helmet, draped and bearded bust right with sceptre

Obverse Inscription: [-----]D REX

Reverse Description: Short cross voided with each arm ending in three small crescents

Reverse Inscription: [---]OF[-]VLF[---]


Length: 19.2mm; Width: 15mm; Thickness: 4.7mm; Weight: 2g.


All the coins are official English silver coins of the 11th century and would have been in circulation together. It is likely all the coins were deposited together as a group on a single occasion.


In terms of age and as the object contains a minimum of 10% precious metal it qualifies as Treasure under the stipulations of the Treasure Act 1996.


North, J.J (1994) English Hammered Coinage Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c.600 – 1272. London: Spink.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder after being disclaimed as Treasure

Treasure details

Treasure case tracking number: 2020T246


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1053
Date to: Circa AD 1056

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 19.2 mm
Width: 15 mm
Thickness: 4.7 mm
Weight: 2 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 5th January 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: YMT : E06498
Treasure case number: 2020T246

Materials and construction

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

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Harrogate (District)
Parish or ward: Green Hammerton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE4657
Four figure Latitude: 54.00698047
Four figure longitude: -1.29962868
1:25K map: SE4657
1:10K map: SE45NE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

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Created: 2 years ago
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