Record Details

NHER Number:3306
Type of record:Monument
Name:Medieval mint

Summary

Danish imitation coins inscribed ROISENG may indicate the presence of a mint here around AD 885. Later coins minted by Stephen in 1141 inscribed RISINGES suggest there was a mint here. In 1154 it is recorded there were two moneyers in the parish.

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Location

Parish:CASTLE RISING, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Danish imitation of London penny of Alfred the Great. Has a variant of the monogram that has been read ROISENG (for Castle Rising?) ?a mint (after around AD 885).
See (S1).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Mint
1141. Under Stephen(RISINGES)
1154. Two moneyers.
The mints of Rye and Castle Rising in the reign of Stephen.
See (S2) and (S3).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • MINT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Article in serial: Mack, R.P.. 1966. Stephen and the Anarchy 1135-1154.. British Numismatic Journal. pp 38-172.
---Article in serial: Montagu, H.. 1889. The Mint at Castle Rising.. Numismatic Chronicle. Vol 9, 3rd series, pp 335-43.
---Monograph: Castle Rising History Group. 2010. The Ancient Borough of Castle Rising: from prehistory to the present day..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Castle Rising.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Castle Rising.
<S1>Monograph: Dolley, Blunt. 1961. Anglo-Saxon coins: studies presented to F.M. Stenton on the occasion of his 80th birthday.. p 90, plate X.
<S2>Article in serial: Andrew, W.J.. 1929-30. British Numismatic Journal. 2 series, Vol X, pp 117-121.
<S3>Monograph: Brooke, G.C.. 1932. English Coins from the seventh century to the present day.. pp 97, 47, 91.

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