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SF-183381: Medieval coin: penny of William I

Rights Holder: Suffolk County Council
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COIN

Unique ID: SF-183381

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation

A Medieval silver penny of William I (AD 1066-1087), sword type, dating to circa AD 1077-1085 (North 846). Moneyer: Wulfword; Mint: Ipswich. Ref: North 1980: 153.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1077
Date to: Circa AD 1085

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.99 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Friday 1st January 2021 - Tuesday 19th October 2021

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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: Ipswich
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC vi (N 846)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding sword in right hand
Obverse inscription: +WILLELM REX
Reverse description: Cross pattee over quadrilateral with incurved sides, fleury at angles
Reverse inscription: +WILFWARD ON GEDPE
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: Mid Suffolk (District)
To be known as: Barham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Chance find during metal detecting
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd

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Audit data

Recording Institution: SF
Created: 9 months ago
Updated: 9 months ago

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