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, the record for which notes that this is the first coin of this type minted by this moneyer. 

Measurements:  weight 1.29g.


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


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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