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Unique ID: SUR-60AC35

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A fragment of an early-medieval silver penny of Ecgberht of Wessex (802-839), non portrait type dating to c828-839, moneyer: Ifa, mint: Wessex (probably Winchester or Southampton); North 590; Naismith W8.2. Ref: North 1994: 119; Naismith 2017: pl. 42 no 1175.  

Obverse: [S]AX/[O]NIO/[RV]M in three lines. Reverse: cross patteé.

Find of note status

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

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Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Middle
Subperiod to: Middle
Date from: Circa AD 828
Date to: Circa AD 839

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.2 mm
Width: 12.4 mm
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 0.61 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 7th October 2018

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Materials and construction

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

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 590 (Ecgberht, West Saxon Mint)
Obverse description: [S]AX/[O]NIO/[RV]M in three lines.
Obverse inscription: +ECG[...]EX
Reverse description: Cross patteƩ.
Reverse inscription: [...IF]+AM+O[...]
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
District: Milton Keynes (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Castlethorpe (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP8044
Four figure Latitude: 52.08857762
Four figure longitude: -0.83380041
1:25K map: SP8044
1:10K map: SP84SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Naismith, R 2017 Medieval European Coinage 8: Britain and Ireland c.400-1066 Cambridge CUP
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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