HAMP-127753: Early-medieval coin: Penny of Harold I

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Unique ID: HAMP-127753

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An incomplete silver early-medieval penny of Harold I. This coin can be dated to the period Spring 1036 to Autumn 1037, a period in which Harold was acting as regent for his half-brother Harthacnut (North 1963, 121; ref. 802). Unfortunately this relatively rare coin has suffered a circumferential loss and some wear.

Find of note status

This has been noted as an interesting find by the recorder.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: AD 1036
Date to: AD 1037

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 16.9 mm
Width: 14.65 mm
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 0.9 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st August 2005 - Sunday 1st January 2006

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: E1757

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Obverse description: Diademed bust facing left
Obverse inscription: [HA]RO-L.D REX
Reverse description: Jewel cross: Cross composed of four ovals united at their bases by two circles enclosing a pellet
Reverse inscription: + A?[...].PIN.E O.N PIH?ERA (H?E ligatured)
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
District: West Berkshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: West Ilsley CP

Spatial coordinates


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. 1963 English Hammered Coinage: Vol I. Early Anglo Saxon-Henry III, c650-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 121 802

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Audit data

Recording Institution: HAMP
Created: 16 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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