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KENT-52A40B: Penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: KENT-52A40B

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A worn and clipped medieval silver penny of Henry I (1100-1135), Profile/Cross Fleury type, BMC x. Dating to c.1117. Minted by Edwine at Canterbury, Similar to North (1994) no. 866.

Measurements: 18.21mm in diameter and 1.33g in weight.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: For inclusion in British Numismatic Journal ‘Coin Register’

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1117
Date to: Circa AD 1117

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.33 g
Diameter: 18.21 mm

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Canterbury
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC x (N 866)
Obverse description: Crowned and diademened facing bust
Obverse inscription: +hENRICVS [REX A]N
Reverse description: Cross Fleury with annulet centre?
Reverse inscription: +EDPINE:ON:CANT
Die axis measurement: 8 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Canterbury (District)
Parish or ward: Littlebourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TR2158
Four figure Latitude: 51.27825822
Four figure longitude: 1.1673743
1:25K map: TR2158
1:10K map: TR25NW
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

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

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Audit data

Recording Institution: KENT
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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