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Unique ID: SUR-7A6315
Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published
A medieval silver cut halfpenny of William I (1066-87), Two sceptres type (North 844; BMC iv) dating to AD 1072-1074, moneyer: Authbjorn/Outhbeorn, mint: York. Ref: North 1994: 191, 196.
The coin is worn especially around the outer edge which is also lightly chipped. The cutting of the coin is diagonally across the reverse of the coin rather than following the cross arms.
The coin appears to be die linked to the obverse of coin 872 in the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 29 Merseyside Museums (also on EMC as 1029.0872). It is unclear if the coin is also die-linked to the reverse of this coin.
Recorded from details emailed by the finder.
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm
Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th December 2017
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Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC iv (N 844)
Obverse description: Facing bust, crowned and diademed with two sceptres.
Obverse inscription: [...]REX ANGLO[...]
Reverse description: Cross botonnee over quadrilateral with incurved sides, annulet at centre.
Reverse inscription: [ ]VĐBERN [(O) ]
Degree of wear: Worn: fine
4 Figure: SP4604
Four figure Latitude: 51.73283221
Four figure longitude: -1.3353145
1:25K map: SP4604
1:10K map: SP40SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.
|Author||Publication Year||Title||Publication Place||Publisher||Pages||Reference|
|North, J.J.||1994||English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272||London||Spink and Son Ltd||844|