πŸ₯‡ BANNER EXTREMELY RARE HAMMERED PENNY

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WOW......... Dad & I spent 4 lovely hours in the sun on the same field as yesterday.
This was our last shot on here before the crop would start to show, so it was a 1 hit weekend!
The hotspot we found yesterday had been gridded out, so on a hunch we skipped loads of runs & started higher up the slope.
I was happy enough with Dad's 1921 Florin which hardly ever show up, but what was to follow was amazing....

3 Jettons
1 Scrappy
1 Poor hammered Penny
Victorian Royal Artillery Button
Tudor Button
Gilt Leather Mount
Tudor Strapend
Tudor Dagger Chape
Frag of Roman Bracelet
Medieval Coin Weight

I got a hammered silver Anglo-Saxon Penny which is one of the earliest of this type minted, they only strated a few years earlier. Its Baldred 823-25, Moneyer DUNUN of Rochester, which on my coin is spelt DUN:N, so it might be a new die type.:thumbsup: (I will update)
This coin is EXTREMELY RARE & coins of this King typically sell for more than $10,000.:headbang:

It by far the most expensive coin I have found. Here is a little history:

Wiki: Baldred was King of Kent, from 823 until 826 or 827. Ceolwulf I king of Mercia, had ruled Kent directly, but in 823 he was deposed by Beornwulf, and at about the same time moneyers at Canterbury started issuing coins in the name of Baldred, king of Kent. It is uncertain whether he was independent or a Mercian under-king. In 826 or 827 he was expelled by Aethelwulf, son of King Egbert of Wessex, and Kent was ruled directly by Wessex thereafter.


UPDATE:
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This is one of only three known specimens of this type for the Rochester moneyer Dunn (Naisimith R9.1). The three coins each have different readings of the moneyer's name - DVNVN, DVNN (V's inverted), and now, on your coin, DVNN.

The other two coins have an H after REX on the obverse. Is this the case with your coin also?
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Ifoundit69

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Awesome man , I enjoy your post you always have some really cool finds !
 
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Well isn't that a nice little piece of history! Without a doubt, that belongs on the Banner!
 

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Wow, that is a helluva find man. Congratulations! So is this something you plan on getting straightened/flattened or will you leave it alone? As a general habit I like to flatten bent coins by sandwiching them between wood boards and then whacking with a hammer, but I dunno how these ancient thin silvers would hold up. Anyway, aside from the deformation it is in magnificent condition. I was browsing here: Details for Baldred of Kent AD 823 - AD 825 - A guide to the coins of the Early Medieval period and it seems that your find would be #20 attributed to Baldred if reported. Also, most of the pictured examples there have a simple cross as the central feature on both sides (and missing portions), whereas yours is decidedly more interesting and attractive.
 

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Always like looking at your posts. I dig something from the late 1700's to early 1800's and I'm about as far back as I can go with "historic" finds in my area. You dig goodies from so much farther back, it's almost hard for me to imagine. That penny is what metal detectorist's dreams are made of! Congratulations. Banner vote here.
 
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Wow, that is a helluva find man. Congratulations! So is this something you plan on getting straightened/flattened or will you leave it alone? As a general habit I like to flatten bent coins by sandwiching them between wood boards and then whacking with a hammer, but I dunno how these ancient thin silvers would hold up. Anyway, aside from the deformation it is in magnificent condition. I was browsing here: Details for Baldred of Kent AD 823 - AD 825 - A guide to the coins of the Early Medieval period and it seems that your find would be #20 attributed to Baldred if reported. Also, most of the pictured examples there have a simple cross as the central feature on both sides (and missing portions), whereas yours is decidedly more interesting and attractive.

It will be record very soon, I will update tomorrow. It is likely that this is one of only 5 or less of this moneyer.:thumbsup:

I will not try & straighten it, these are very brittle & it's a miracle that it's complete!

It's one of the rarist coins I have found, but easily the most expensive.
 

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Congrats on that amazing and potentially lucrative find Cru! Its finds like this that motivate us to go digging every chance we get.
 

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Wow, amazing find. Nominated for banner.
 

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Woohoo! What a coin! Beautiful condition other than the bent rim. Banner potential here! :icon_thumleft: Big congrats!
 

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What we all dream of finding, well done on a great find. The farmer two will be happy with his share of $10,000.

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What we all dream of finding, well done on a great find. The farmer two will be happy with his share of $10,000. SS

Yeap, just like the last one that got his share of the gold ring, I think he now has a new shotgun.:headbang:
 

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You make me wanna go detecting !!!!

Sweet coin,,,10k is even sweeter..... I,d be thrilled with a couple of the other stuff you got there let alone the penny.

Big CONGRATS !!

OBVIOUSLY GOT MY BANNER VOTE !!!
 

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Yeap, just like the last one that got his share of the gold ring, I think he now has a new shotgun.:headbang:
I looked in the current Spinks, valued at Β£4750 in VF, but that's a guide, and like you say not many been found..so who knows. But I know you won't sell, so value of what it's worth is hard, as it's not for sale...great find and I expect to see it up top :thumbsup:

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WOW, fantastic find for sure, without a doubt this belongs on the Banner. $10K for a penney, man now that's inflation for ya. Cangrats Cru, she's a beauty:icon_thumright:. ZDD
 

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If you dig 17 million holes a fella should get a keeper every now and again. :happysmiley:

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Money in the Crubank.
 

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