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Penny: CM.807-2001

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Edward the Confessor (1042-66) (Ruler)
England (State)
Uncertain Shrewsbury (Mint)
Godsbrand (Moneyer)


History note: Bt Baldwin 1994.

Measurements and weight

Die Axis: 190 degrees
Weight: 1.29 g

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2001-04-30) by Conte, William J., Dr


1065 - 1066


(type notes) Note that the reverse is a type of William I (North 842). North p. 181 n. 347: 'The obverse die was also used with a "Pyramids" reverse of Godwine at Shrewsbury. The reverse of N 834 is irregular and reads GODESBRANDONS, and a blundered example of this coin in York Museum is considered a contemporary forgery. An irregular coin of William I Type 8 also has a barbarous reverse reading GODESBRANDONSI and a crude overse die also used at "Devitun" (see n. 372).'

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Accession number: CM.807-2001
Primary reference Number: 78472
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Saturday 6 August 2011 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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