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Penny: CM.1036-1996

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Eadred (946-55)
Moneyer: Are
Mint: Lincoln




Although Lincoln was a prolific mint, only four coins (including this one) struck before c.973 bear the mint name, and they provide the means of identifying a much larger group as Lincoln products. The two other specimens of this issue (in the British Museum and Manx Museum) have somewhat blundered reverse inscriptions, and this new find provides welcome confirmation of the attribution.


History note: Bought M. J. Bonser 1996. Found Suffolk, near Newmarket, 1996 (CR 1997, 127; EMC 1997.0016)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1996-11-25) by Bonser, Michael


946 -

Components of the work

Object composed of silver Diameter 21.8 mm Die Axis 270 degrees Weight 1.04 g

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: +EãDRED REX
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design
  • Text: +ãRE IINCOIã CIVIT
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.1036-1996
Primary reference Number: 217414
North: 715
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Audit data

Created: Monday 3 July 2017 Updated: Wednesday 17 January 2024 Last processed: Wednesday 17 January 2024

Associated departments & institutions

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

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