NARC-3BCC12: NARC-3BCC12 : Cut Half Penny : William II

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Unique ID: NARC-3BCC12

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An incomplete cut Halfpenny of William II (AD 1087-1100). Cross fleury and piles type. Unclear mint and moneyer. AD 1098-1100.

Length: 17.15mm, Width: 9.64mm, Thickness: 0.77mm, Weight: 0.5g

The coin is missing portions of its outer flan at 3 and 9 O’clock

North Vol I, P 193, No 856

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Middle
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1098
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.15 mm
Width: 9.64 mm
Thickness: 0.77 mm
Weight: 0.5 g

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Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William II of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC v (N 856)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sword over right shoulder
Obverse inscription: [WILLELM RI]
Reverse description: Cross fleury with a pile surmaounted by a pellet in each angle
Reverse inscription: H[]
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Northamptonshire (County)
District: Daventry (District)
Parish or ward: Stowe IX Churches (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SP6455
Four figure Latitude: 52.18953788
Four figure longitude: -1.06521806
1:25K map: SP6455
1:10K map: SP65NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 193 856

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Updated: About one year ago

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