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HER Number:MDV58131
Name:Lydford Mint, Coin


10th century Saxon penny from the Lyford Mint


Grid Reference:SX 510 848
Map Sheet:SX58SW
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishLydford
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishUNKNOWN

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX58SW/2/3

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • FINDSPOT (VIII to Late Medieval - 701 AD to 1539 AD (Between))

Full description

Allan, J. + Timms, S. C., 1996, Treasures of Ancient Devon, 30 (Monograph). SDV322592.

The earliest issue of the Lydford Mint is the only known coin of the mint of Eadgar's reign (reform issue). A Saxon penny cAD 973-5, struck by Aethered. Other details: Photograph.

Exeter Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford, 9 (Report - Assessment). SDV351460.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV322592Monograph: Allan, J. + Timms, S. C.. 1996. Treasures of Ancient Devon. Treasures of Ancient Devon. Paperback Volume. 30.
SDV351460Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Assessment of Proposed Sewage Treatment Works at Lydford. Exeter Archaeology. 08.31 (6475). A4 Grip Bound. 9.

Associated Monuments

MDV3179Part of: Saxon Mint at Lydford (Monument)
MDV59867Related to: Castle Inn, Lydford (Building)

Associated Finds

  • FDV4318 - COIN (VIII to Unknown - 701 AD)

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 16 2017 10:57AM