OXON-12F233: Medieval Coin: penny of Henry I

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COIN

Unique ID: OXON-12F233

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An incomplete Medieval silver penny of Henry I (AD 1100 - 1135), dating to AD 1125 - 1135. Quadrilateral on cross fleury type. Unclear mint and moneyer. North (1994: p 198) No. 871 BMC XV 

The coin is chopped in half along a line between 1 and 6 o'clock as seen on th obverse

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1125
Date to: Circa AD 1135

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Width: 11.8 mm
Thickness: 0.6 mm
Weight: 0.74 g
Diameter: 19.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 29th August 2021 - Sunday 29th August 2021

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: OMS receipt 2606

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC xv (N 871)
Obverse description: Bust facing slightly left crowned and diademed, sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: Illegible
Reverse description: Quadrilateral with incurved sides and lis at each angle over cross fleury
Reverse inscription: [...] . ON . [...]SI[...]E:[...]
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata


County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)
District: Vale of White Horse (District)
To be known as: Besselsleigh CP

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From 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. 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: OXON
Created: 8 months ago
Updated: 8 months ago

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