Penny of Edward the Confessor

Description
This coin is part of an important collection of Saxon and early medieval coins held by the museum. The collection contains examples of coins minted in the Devon burgh towns of Exeter, Lydford, Barnstaple and Totnes. This penny was issued by Edward the Confessor, and minted in Exeter by Hunewine.
Accession Loan No.
392/1990
Collection Class
Numismatics
Common Name
penny of Edward the Confessor
Simple Name
coin
Full Name
Expanding Cross penny of Edward the Confessor
Dimensions
whole diameter 20 mm; whole depth 0.5 mm; whole weight 25.7 grains
Period Classification
Late Saxon (900-1066)
Production Year Low
1050
Production Year High
1053
Family Group

Material
silver
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe
Mint
Exeter
Moneyer
Hunewine
Issuer Person
Edward the Confessor
Inscription / Transcription
+EDPE.RD REX:; +HVNEPINE ON EXC:

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