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New variety of Wvneetton type. Obv: draped bust left with flowing hair, trident in field before face. Double-struck.
Rev: WVOTTOCTW blundered, cross potent within double beaded centre circle, 1.26g, 30o.
SCBI BM –; SCBI Abramson –; M –; N 26; S –.
Noonans auction, 15th November 2022, lot 10. Image courtesy Noonans.
Eighth specimen of 350, cross/cross, Crondall type, found at Peckham and designated Peckham hoard coin no. 6.
Obverse: Cross ancrée on step with annulets (and pendilia) in lower quarters. Vestigial inscription beyond ladder border.
Reverse: Hammer cross, annulets in quarters, set in elaborate border.
See Treasure Hunting magazine, August 2023.
NB: the description in GCASE is incorrect.
Image courtesy of David Callow, April 2023.
380 but with obverse destroyed by a mount, therefore an artefact. Reported by Chris Kutler, in 1999, on his website
"There are just two motifs on this coin - a central Latin equal-armed cross with pellets forming a semi-circle below the cross. The cross appears to have a single base on one of the arms with the other three arms having round terminals at their ends. The obverse of this coin has an additional gold stud which seems to have been applied to bring its weight up to the standard of the time." In email correspondence, February 2023, Chris added: "It was one of the first two coins I found at Chipping Ongar and in the 1998-9 Treasure Report (item 321). I since found that it had been described as potentially Anglo-Saxon by Lord Stewartby in the Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine, 1993."
See the Treasure Hunting article (September 2020) by Chris here.
Additional information courtesy of Artie Gran, January 2023.
The Treasure Hunting article (September 2020), linked above, also illustrates at Fig. 3, another example of a gold tremis/shilling with the same cross-pommée reverse but an inscribed obverse, as yet undecipherable from this indistinct image. This was found in Shallbourne, Wiltshire by 1994 and was the subject of the article by Lord Stewarby.
Information courtesy of Chris Kutler, February 2023.
New variety 415, gold shilling of Eadbald, Canterbury mint.
The obverse is not a die duplicate of the first Eadbald coin of Canterbury GCASE 410, (EMC 2001.1003).
The reverse also differs, ending in S rather than M.
A metal detection find, near Canterbury, late 2022 1.29g. EMC 2023.0159.
See my BNS Blog article here.
Arent Pol comments:
In conclusion, I can preliminary accept an attribution to the mint of Dorovernis, but definitely would advise to add a question mark or two and indicate the theoretical possibility of a continental issue.
Image courtesy of Terry Read, April 2023.
416? Another gold shilling with associations to Canterbury.
Obv: EUSEB[EVS]? clockwise around a helmetted bust, right.
Rev: DOROVERNIS (Canterbury) around central cross pattée, Three curved elements below exergual line.
Found Upton Grey, Hampshire, October 2023.
A metal detector find by, and image coutesy of, Tomasz Mostowski.
660 now confirmed as counterfeit.
A respected and experienced coin dealer contacted me in late January 2023 to confirm that this dubious type is indeed counterfeit. He reported that the specimen he inspected, shown here, was cast, has a grainy, artificially filed surface (to reduce weight to the norm, presumably), and has spots of iron staining. It isn't as glossy as the specimen illustrated in GCASE and is of a paler hue, but is identical in shape, which is virtually impossible for this coinage, as it is minted without a collar. It is being offered for £8,000 ( and as a contemporary imitation on eBay) by someone ostensibly credible, possibly the "finder" whose identity is known and who, conceivably, has been duped by a "seeded" fake.
670, An addition to the corpus of York shillings, variety Ciii (5).
Found Kilham, August 2022.
Also see the foot of this page.
Information courtesy of Ru Smith, November 2022.
Image courtesy of Spink.
Outrageous fake of 710 Annulet Cross with Floral reverse sold on eBay February 2023: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/385406622630
Information courtesy of Nick Carter.
An improved image of variety 780 Trophy shilling. Noonans auction 4th-5th April 2023. Hammer price £17,000 - see here. EMC2023.0098, found East Bergholt, Suffolk, c. 1998.
Image courtesy of Noonans.
1110, the Hunmanby dinar, EMC 2018.0218, 4.41g, metal detector find from Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, May 2018.
See William McKay and Rory Naismith, An Imitative Dinar from Hunmanby, North Yorkshire in Interpreting Early Medieval Coinage, Studies in Memory of Stewart Lyon (eds Martin Allen, Rory Naismith and Hugh Pagan), BNS Speical Publication 15, Spink, London, 2022.
The authors argue that this new find is associated with the Offa dinar of al-Mansur and are probably of English manufacture.
Image courtesy of EMC.