COIN

Unique ID: DEV-9469F0

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Medieval silver hammered coin. The coin is a silver penny of William I (1066 - 1087); it dates from c.1074 - 1077 AD. Type: Two stars; Mint: Wallingford; Moneyer: Sweartlinc. See below for reference.

Notes:

Found c. 1988 and originally shown to Reading Museum and Art Gallery, who forwarded the coin to the Ashmolean Museum for further identification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1074
Date to: Circa AD 1077

Dimensions and weight

Weight: 1.295 g
Quantity: 1

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton - [ view all attributed records]
Identified by: Danielle Wootton - [view all attributed records]

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Completeness: Complete [scope notes | view all attributed records]

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror [ scope notes | view all attributed records]
Mint or issue place: Wallingford [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180 [ scope notes | View all attributed records]
Type: William I BMC v (N 845) [scope notes | view all attributed records]
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed between two stars.
Obverse inscription: WILLEM REX (AN)
Reverse description: Cross botonnee over quadrilateral with incurved sides; annulet in centre.

A resized image of DEV-9469F0 William I penny

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East
County: Oxfordshire

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6583
Four figure Latitude: 51.542164 Four figure longitude: -1.064119
1:25K map: SU6583
1:10K map: SU68SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find [scope notes]
General landuse: Cultivated land[scope notes]

Adjacent Domesday Book places

Domesday data within 2 km of discovery point is surfaced via the excellent Open Domesday website.

References cited

Similar objects

Find number: KENT-98FCE0
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
A Medeival silve penny of William I (1066-1087AD). Sword type, minted by Swartbrand possibly at Wallingford c.1077-1080 AC. North number 846.
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Find number: KENT883
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Silver, penny, William I (1066-1087), Sword type (N846), c.1077-80?, Mint: Romney, Moneyer: Wulfnoth, North 1994, p. 191.
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Find number: SF-E90F66
Object type: COIN
Broadperiod: EARLY MEDIEVAL
A silver penny of William I, Two Stars type, c.1074-1077 AD. As North, 1980: no. 845.
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Created: Tuesday 11th May 2010
Updated: Wednesday 12th May 2010

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