DEV-FC6454: Medieval coin: penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: DEV-FC6454

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A medieval silver penny of Henry I (AD 1100-1135) dating to c. AD 1115-1125.

As North (1980) no. 869, Type 13. Minted by Wulfgeat at Lincoln.

Additionally recorded as EMC.2020.0409 at the Fitzwilliam Museum https://emc.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/full-record/20200409, the record for which notes that this is the first coin of this type minted by this moneyer. 

Measurements:  weight 1.29g.

Notes:

This coin was recorded remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, with images and measurements kindly provided by the finder and edited by the FLO.

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

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1117
Date to: Circa AD 1125

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.29 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 1st November 2020 - Tuesday 1st December 2020

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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: Lincoln
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC xiii (N 869)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [...]NRICVS[...]
Reverse description: Cross fleury in lozenge with trefoil annulets
Reverse inscription: NIC[ ]P[ ]ET
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Sedgemoor (District)
To be known as: Cheddar

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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