COIN

Unique ID: IOW-BEC671

Object type certainty: Certain
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A Medieval silver short cross cut halfpenny of William I of Scotland (1165-1214 AD), minted by Henri at Perth.
Short Cross and Stars coinage. Short Cross, Phase B, c. 1205(?)-c. 1230. Spink 5033.
Obverse: +LE[ ]AM; Bust left with sceptre
Reverse: +hENRI L[ ]; Voided short cross with a star in each quadrant

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1205
Date from certainty: Certain
Date to: Circa AD 1230
Date to certainty: Certain

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.69 g
Diameter: 19.71 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 28th March 2012

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2012-2-133

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: William I of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Perth
Type: Scottish: William I, Short Cross and Stars coinage Phase B (S 5029 - 5033))
Obverse description: Bust left with sceptre
Obverse inscription: +LE[ ]AM
Reverse description: Voided short cross with a star in each quadrant
Reverse inscription: +hENRI L[ ]
Initial mark: Cross potent
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

IOW-BEC671: IOW-BEC671 Medieval Coin: Cut Halfpenny of William I of Scotland

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Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Discovery circumstances: Club rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Recording Institution: IOW
Created: Wednesday 4th April 2012
Updated: Sunday 8th April 2012 by Frank Basford

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