OXON-7AC2F2: Early Medieval coin: penny of of Aethelred I

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Unique ID: OXON-7AC2F2

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An incomplete early medieval  (Anglo Saxon)  penny of of Burgred of Mercia (AD 852-874). Lunette 'type A'. Moneyer: probably Dealinc (North 423).

Ref: North 1994: 100

The coin has an irregular break running between 9 and 3 o’clock, as seen on the obverse, leaving only half of its preserved. This break is ragged and does not look to be the result of the coin being cut. 

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 852
Date to: Circa AD 874

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 18.2 mm
Width: 11 mm
Weight: 0.61 g
Diameter: 18.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st September 2019 - Monday 10th February 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2316

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 423 (Burgred, lunette, unbroken)
Obverse description: Diademed bust right, the body breaking through the area of legend
Obverse inscription: BV[...]X
Reverse description: Reverse shows a three line Lunette, type A
Reverse inscription: M[ON]/DEAL[...]/•ET[A]
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: South Oxfordshire (District)
To be known as: Culham CP

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: OXON
Created: 2 years ago
Updated: About one year ago

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