WMID-ACAECA: Medieval coin: Tealby penny of Henry II of England

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A medieval silver penny of Henry II (1154-89), Cross-and-Crosslet (Tealby) type, Class F1 (North 961/1) dating c. AD 1174-80, moneyer: Willem, mint: Newcastle. Ref: North 1994: 217; Crafter 1998: 49.

Diameter: 20.1 mm
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g


The coin is poorly struck with areas of the design and inscription not visible as is typical for the Cross-and-Crosslets series in general.

Finds of Cross-and-Crosslets coins issued from the mint of Newcastle are rare finds and this coin is one of only 5 recorded by the PAS to date.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: County / local importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1174
Date to: Circa AD 1180

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 20.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Thursday 1st October 2020 - Saturday 31st October 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 II of England
Mint or issue place: Newcastle
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: N 961.1 (Cross-and-Crosslets (Tealby): F1)
Obverse description: Hair curls. Double band to crown. Pellets in mantle, pellet on shoulder fold.
Obverse inscription: +hENR[ ]N
Reverse description: Cross and crosslets within beaded inner circle.
Reverse inscription: +W[ ]M.ON:NI[ ]
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Staffordshire (County)
District: Staffordshire Moorlands (District)
Parish or ward: Cheddleton (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SJ9952
Four figure Latitude: 53.06524119
Four figure longitude: -2.01637436
1:25K map: SJ9952
1:10K map: SJ95SE
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Found whilst out searching with a metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
Crafter, T.C.R. 1998 A Re-examination of the Classification and Chronology of the Cross-and-Crosslets Type of Henry II
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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