DEV-9F5EB4: Early medieval coin: penny of Harold Harefoot

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Unique ID: DEV-9F5EB4

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An early medieval silver penny of Harold Harefoot dating to AD 1038-1040.

Fleur-de-Lis type. North (1994) no 803. Minted at Exeter by Eadmer. Martin Allen has kindly commented that this is the first example of a coin of Eadmer in the Fleur-de-Lis type recorded by the EMC. It is recorded there as EMC 2019.0391.

Measurements: 17.9mm diameter, 0.9mm thickness, weight 1.06g.

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: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1038
Date to: Circa AD 1040

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.9 mm
Weight: 1.06 g
Diameter: 17.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st October 2019 - Sunday 6th September 2020

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: SCC Receipt 018910

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Harold Harefoot
Mint or issue place: Exeter
Category: Coin of the kings of All England 924/5-1066

Type: Harold I, Fleur-de-lis (no further details, N 803-7)
Obverse description: Bust facing left
Obverse inscription: +hAR-OLD REX
Reverse description: Voided long cross with limbs united at their bases by a circle enclosing a pellet, in each angle of the cross a lis between two pellets
Reverse inscription: +EDM.ER.ONNECX
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

County or Unitary authority: Somerset (County)
District: Taunton Deane (District)
To be known as: Staple Fitzpaine

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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Updated: 12 months ago

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