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.


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


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
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
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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