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Unique ID: SUR-7A6315

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find 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 actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1072
Date to: Circa AD 1074

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.57 g
Diameter: 18.8 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 17th December 2017

Personal details

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
Parish or ward: Cumnor (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

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.

References cited

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

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