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Penny: CM.952-2000

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Current Location: In storage


Ruler: St Peter
Mint: York




Found by metal detector at Thurcaston, Leics., on 14 September 1999; declared Treasure at an Inquest held on 16 March 2000. Part of a hoard of ten coins of which seven are already in the Fitzwilliam Museum, and the remaining two are likely to come to it by way of presentation. The hoard, comprising Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Islamic coins, is important for the insight it gives into the mixed nature of the economy of the Five Boroughs in the mid 920s, after Leicestershire is thought to have come under Anglo-Saxon control.


History note: Thurcaston hoard (Blackburn 2001, 6)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2000-11-20) by Department for Culture, Media and Sport


Circa 921 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Die Axis 50 degrees Weight 1.03 g

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: SCI PE / TRI MO
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design
  • Text: +EBOR@ CEI (O lozenge-shaped)
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.952-2000
Primary reference Number: 217064
North: 555
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Created: Monday 21 July 2014 Updated: Wednesday 17 January 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 17 January 2024

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

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