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https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/templates/general_wide/img/logo.png UKDFD Recording Software https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/ Late Anglo-Saxon period https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period.html Edward the Confessor Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/edward-the-confessor-penny-55755.html Sat, 28 Nov 2020 13:00:35 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Edward the Confessor Penny  
Description: Edward the Confessor 'Pyramids' type penny of London.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Aethelred II Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/aethelred-ii-penny-55754.html Sat, 28 Nov 2020 12:56:57 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Aethelred II Penny  
Description: Aethelred II long cross penny of London.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Edward the Confessor Penny (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/edward-the-confessor-penny-fragment-55753.html Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:21:04 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Edward the Confessor Penny (Fragment)  
Description: A fragment (approximately 25%) of an Edward the Confessor transitional pyramids penny.

The transitional pyramids coin of Edward the Confessor is an extremely rare type. A corpus of the coins in 1978 (BNJ XLVIII, p.55) listed fourteen known specimens from six mints. Since that time, a few more coins have come to light, including the two below recorded on this database. Unfortunately, it has not been possible to die-match the present fragment to a more complete coin, and otherwise too little remains to attribute it to a mint or moneyer.

For two further examples and additional details, see UKDFD 2295 and UKDFD 51434.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Aethelred II Penny (Fragment) https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/aethelred-ii-penny-fragment-55611.html Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:39:48 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Aethelred II Penny (Fragment)  
Description: A fragment (approx 40%) of an Aethelred II long cross penny.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Edward the Confessor Cut Halfpenny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/edward-the-confessor-cut-halfpenny-55449.html Mon, 20 Jul 2020 09:35:26 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Edward the Confessor Cut Halfpenny  
Description: Edward the Confessor cut halfpenny of Lincoln. 'PACX' type (BMC IVa). The coin is a reverse die-duplicate of Mossop, The Lincoln Mint c890-1279, Plate LXVII, No. 3.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Eadgar Cut Farthing https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/eadgar-cut-farthing-28373.html Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Eadgar Cut Farthing  
Description: Eadgar cut farthing, pre-reform circumscription cross type. Attribution is tentative and based on the coin's EMC record (see below).
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Edward the Confessor Cut Halfpenny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/edward-the-confessor-cut-halfpenny-471.html Mon, 12 Sep 2005 00:00:00 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Edward the Confessor Cut Halfpenny  
Description: Edward the Confessor cut halfpenny.

The coin is of the Facing Bust / Small Cross type, and was struck at York by the moneyer Arngrim. The style of the bust is characteristic of this mint.

There are two similar York pennies of Arngrim recorded on the EMC (1021.0514 and 1029.0816). These, and the present coin, appear to have been struck from the same obverse and reverse dies, but image quality precludes certainty.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Cnut Penny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/cnut-penny-55159.html Wed, 01 Apr 2020 18:21:57 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Cnut Penny  
Description: Cnut short cross type penny. The coin is tentatively attributed to the mint of Axbridge*, but the signature is partially unclear and the moneyer's name is hitherto unrecorded for any mint of this king's reign.

The mint of Axbridge is the subject of a 1960 BNJ paper by F Elmore Jones (The Mint of Axbridge) in which he notes that the name AXANBRYGE transitioned to ACXEPO(RT) in the mid 11th century. This change might account for the 'O' in the mint signature of the present coin, which along with the preceding 'X' (confirmed by the recorder using direct examination of the coin under magnification) may support the proposed Axbridge attribution. Elmore Jones sought to distinguish between the often closely similar signatures of Exeter and Axbridge, and the presence of the 'O' is particularly helpful in this respect. Of the signatures that he lists for Cnut, Harold I and Harthacnut, ACX, ACXEPO CAXNP, CAXSA and CAX are the closest to that on the present coin, which appears to read either C[A]XOI or E[A]XOI, although the bracketed section is very indistinct.

The moneyer's name is clear, except for the first letter, which seems most likely to be 'D' (although 'O' and 'Ð' are plausible alternative interpretations). The name is assumed to end with the letter E, followed by DN** (for ON). On this basis the name DRYNIE (or DRVNIE) is suggested. It is known that 'Y' and 'V' are sometimes seemingly used as equivalent letters within the same name. (Veronica Smart gives some examples of this on page 91 of her 1981 PhD thesis, Moneyers of the Late Anglo-Saxon Coinage, 1016-1042, and notes that although it seems to be intentional, it might merely be an orthographic confusion.)

* An alternative possibility is that the coin is a Scandinavian imitation.
** It almost seems that the die-cutter has inadvertently transposed the letters 'D' and 'O' in the moneyer's name and the word ON. 
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Edward the Confessor Cut Halfpenny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/edward-the-confessor-cut-halfpenny-55097.html Mon, 16 Mar 2020 15:30:32 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Edward the Confessor Cut Halfpenny  
Description: Edward the Confessor cut halfpenny of York, 'Hammer Cross' type.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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Harthacnut Cut Halfpenny https://www.ukdfd.co.uk/v46/coins/early-medieval/late-anglo-saxon-period/harthacnut-cut-halfpenny-54590.html Thu, 05 Sep 2019 22:05:34 GMT Late Anglo-Saxon period Harthacnut Cut Halfpenny  
Description: Harthacnut arm-and-sceptre type cut halfpenny of Southwark. The coin appears to be an obverse and reverse die-duplicate of EMC 1040-1707, which would establish the moneyer as Ægelpine.
Category: Early Medieval, Late Anglo-Saxon period
Category: Late Anglo-Saxon period
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