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Penny: CM.2027-2007

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Æthelred II (841-4)
Mint: York
Moneyer: Wihtred




History note: Spink 2001 (NCirc 2001, no. HS0356); ex Shuttlewood.

Measurements and weight

Image(height): 13.13 mm
Image(width): 13.21 mm

Place(s) associated

  • York

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2007-03-05) by De Wit, G.W., Prof.


841 CE - 844 CE

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Die Axis 90 degrees Weight 1.05 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Pellet within circle of six pellets + EDILRED REX

  • Text: + EDILRED REX
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Cross + PIHTRD

  • Text: + PIHTRD
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.2027-2007
Primary reference Number: 181918
De Wit: 470
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 15 January 2024 Last processed: Monday 15 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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