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Mint Yard

Hob Uid: 464587
Location :
Kent
Canterbury
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : TR1510058120
Summary : Mint Yard was the name given to the space near and around the present King's School and it has been argued that it takes its name by association with one of a number of authorities licensed to mint money by Royal authority. Certainly coins have been minted in Canterbury since the early 7th century and throughout the Saxon period it retained its status as one of the most important mints in England. The first Archbishop that is known to have had licence to mint by Royal authority was Jaenberht (766-790). One source mentions the presence in Canterbury of "7 moneyers, four of the King's, two of the bishop's and one of the abbot". There may have been a mint in the Almonry that belonged to the King which at another time served the Archbishops. Whatever the truth of the matter it is considered likely that there was the site of a mint near to the space now known as Mint Yard but it is not clear to whom this mint actually belonged.
More information : (TR 15105812 Sited to Mint Yard from OS 1:500 1873). Coins have been
minted at Canterbury since the early 7th century. An area at the
King's School is known as Mint Yard and it seems likely that the mint
may have been here. (1)

Notes on the Ango-Saxon and Medieval coinage. (2)

Notes on the Anglo-Saxon coinage of Canterbury. (3)

'In Canterbury (there are to be) 7 moneyers, four of the king's, two
of the bishop's and one of the abbot'. (4)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Kent archaeological review
Source details : 1986 (P Holman)
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Source Number : 2
Source : Journal of the British Archaeological Association
Source details : (SW Kershaw)
Page(s) : 161
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Source Number : 3
Source : The archaeology of Anglo-Saxon England
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : CBA Res Rep 29 Arch in Sussex to AD 1500 1978 (PL Drewett)
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1066
Monument Start Date : 1035
Monument Type : Mint
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date : From the early 7th Century
Monument End Date : 632
Monument Start Date : 600
Monument Type : Mint
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 939
Monument Start Date : 880
Monument Type : Mint
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Early Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1029
Monument Start Date : 960
Monument Type : Mint
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date :
Monument End Date : 1551
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Mint
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE 281
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE 335
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 15 NE 245
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