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Unique ID: SUR-B1DB01

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver cut halfpenny of William II (1087-1100), Cross Fleury and Piles type (North 856), dating c.AD1099-1100, moneyer: uncertain (possibly Eadric, Theodoric or Eadwine), mint: uncertain (probably London). Ref: North 1994: 193.


Coins of William II are rare stray finds, and this is only the second of its type recorded from Kent (fewer than 15 currently recorded by the PAS overall).  

Please note that the reading of the moneyer/mint is unclear, the inscription listed here is uncertain.

Recorded from details emailed by the finder.

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 1099
Date to: Circa AD 1100

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 8.2 mm
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.54 g
Diameter: 18.5 mm

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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 II of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC v (N 856)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing, with sceptre in left hand; star in field to right.
Obverse inscription: [...](L)M RI
Reverse description: Cross fleury with a pile surmounted by a pellet in each angle.
Reverse inscription: [...](D)RIC ON L[...] (possibly) or [...]DPIN(E) ON L[...] (possibly)
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Kent (County)
District: Maidstone (District)
Parish or ward: Hollingbourne (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ8355
Four figure Latitude: 51.26477639
Four figure longitude: 0.62166094
1:25K map: TQ8355
1:10K map: TQ85NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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

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Recording Institution: SUR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: About one year ago

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