BH-D74C24: Early Medieval coin: silver penny of William I

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Unique ID: BH-D74C24

Object type certainty: Certain
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A complete silver penny of William I (1066-87), two stars type, dating 1074-77?. Moneyer Godwine. London Mint. As North 1994, p. 191, no. 845.

North, J.J. 1994. English Hammered Coinage, Volume I, Early Anglo Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272. Spink & Son, London.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1074
Date to: Circa AD 1077

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.26 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th June 2020 - Saturday 27th June 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: William the Conqueror
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Obverse description: Crowned and diademed bust facing between two stars
Obverse inscription: +PILLEM REX IIN
Reverse description: Cross botonnée over quadrilateral with incurved sides with annulet in centre
Reverse inscription: +GODPINE ON LII
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: South Cambridgeshire (District)
Parish or ward: Heydon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4340
Four figure Latitude: 52.03996424
Four figure longitude: 0.08350836
1:25K map: TL4340
1:10K map: TL44SW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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