SWYOR-281351: SWYOR-281351 Medieval Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: SWYOR-281351

Object type certainty: Certain
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An incomplete silver Medieval penny of Stephen (AD 1135 to 1154), a Watford type dating from AD 1136 - 1145, North number 874, BMC type i, cf. m276 - 282, probably minted by Erebald at Carlisle.  Just less than half the coin survives.Dimensions; diameter 15.6mm, thickness 0.6mm and weight 0.3g.

Obverse: Bust right, crowned and diademed, holding a sceptre. Legend illegible
Reverse: A cross moline with a fleur in the visible angles and the partial legend [..ER]EBAL[D...]. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1136
Date to: Circa AD 1145

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.3 g
Diameter: 15.6 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st March 2021 - Wednesday 31st March 2021

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Pas form 3634

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Incomplete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Stephen of England
Mint or issue place: Carlisle
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Stephen BMC i var. no inner circle (N 874)
Obverse description: Crowned and diademed bust right holding sceptre, no inner circle
Obverse inscription: [...]
Reverse description: Cross moline with a fleur in the visible angles
Reverse inscription: [ER]EBAL[D ...]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

  • BMC : i M276 -282

Spatial metadata

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: North Yorkshire (County)
District: Hambleton (District)
Parish or ward: Skipton-on-Swale (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SE3678
Four figure Latitude: 54.19650096
Four figure longitude: -1.44970677
1:25K map: SE3678
1:10K map: SE37NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1980 English Hammered Coinage: Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III c. 600-1272 London Spink & Son London 203 874

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SWYOR
Created: About one year ago
Updated: 11 months ago

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