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Can't Identify This Medieval Coin... Need Expert Help!

 
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 Posted 08/22/2018  07:39 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add madis4u to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Recently bought a bunch of coins and there was one medieval coin I can't identify. Thank you.

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 Posted 08/22/2018  09:02 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lettering in the angles between the arms of the cross looks like P A O D, so possibly a denier/ denaro of Padova?
But I cannot find any images of Padova coins before 1300s, and this looks like it should be earlier.

Edit: Here's a better (but still not perfect) guess. Silver temple type pfenning from Regensburg, 10th/11th century, like this one:
https://www.coinarchives.com/c20cea...age01240.jpg

One can also find temple type pfennigs from time of Otto III with O D D O in the angles of the cross, but yours does not look like a match for those letters. More like this one that has O D O A:
https://www.coinarchives.com/w/lotv...36957edf186c

Anyhow, Germany 10th/11th c. looks like fertile place to search.



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08/22/2018 09:34 am
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At tdziemia's suggestion, your post was moved to the appropriate forum for the proper attention.
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 Posted 08/25/2018  08:50 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Am bumping this thread in hopes that one of our medieval experts can make a definitive ID.
I was thinking along the lines of one of the holzkirchenpfennig types from Ottonian times in Germany, but maybe that's not right (also considered Carolingian temple deniers but seemed less likely). Also, I may be looking for letters in the angles of the cross when these are just annulets and wedges (though that upper right sure looks like a gothic A, and the lower left appears to be formed differently than the adjacent O or ring).
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 Posted 08/25/2018  4:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tdziemia to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It is an Otto Adelheid pfennig, minted between about 983 and 1050 in central Germany. These can have either O D D O in the angles between arms of the cross, or O D O A like yours.

Here are two examples:
https://www.numisbids.com/n.php?p=l...=597&lot=819
https://picclick.de/1099-Otto-Adelh...8931252.html
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