SUSS-A82CFB: A silver penny of William I

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Unique ID: SUSS-A82CFB

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An incomplete Medieval silver penny of William I (1066-1087) dating c. 1072-1074. Two sceptres type: Class BMC 4. Probably minted in Northampton and struck by Godwine. As Spinks 1253 and North (1991) no: 844.

The flan is split and bent with a section of the outer edge missing.

Measurements: Diameter: 18.36mm; thickness: 0.68mm and weight: 1.12g. 

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1072
Date to: Circa AD 1074

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.68 mm
Weight: 1.12 g
Diameter: 18.36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 13th March 2022

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
Mint or issue place: Northampton
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC iv (N 844)
Obverse description: Facing bust, crowned and diademed with two sceptres. A sceptre pattee to the left and sceptre botonne to the right.
Obverse inscription: [PIL]LEM [REX A]NGL[O]
Reverse description: Cross saltire with annulet in centre over cross botonne.
Reverse inscription: +G[.][P]INE ON [..]T.
Die axis measurement: 1 o'clock
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Lewes (District)
Parish or ward: Glynde (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TQ4308
Four figure Latitude: 50.85384527
Four figure longitude: 0.03020111
1:25K map: TQ4308
1:10K map: TQ40NW
Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

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