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Penny: CM.555-2004

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 32 (Rothschild)




History note: One of a collection of eighty-three Anglo-Saxon, Merovingian and Frisian silver pennies, late 7th/earlier 8th centuries. Single finds from the well-known productive site near Royston, Herts. These coins were found individually over the period 1979-late 1990s. The collection has been on deposit at the Museum since 2000.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2004-10-11) by Stewart, Colin


Circa 715 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 12.2 mm Die Axis 30° degrees Weight 1.03 g

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.555-2004
Primary reference Number: 216208
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Created: Monday 3 July 2017 Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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