BH-899C95: Medieval coin: Halfpenny of William I.

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Unique ID: BH-899C95

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Medieval silver cut halfpenny of William I of Scotland; Short-cross, Phase B, circa 1205-1230 AD date. Measures 17.3mm in diameter, 0.4mm thick, and weighs 0.6g.

Class: Halfpenny
Sub class: Short-Cross

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: With finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1205
Date to: Circa AD 1230

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.4 mm
Weight: 0.6 g
Diameter: 17.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 28th August 2006

Personal details

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Recorded by: MS Laura Laakso
Identified by: MS Laura Laakso

Other reference numbers

Other reference: WF - 4

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William I of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Head facing left, holding a sceptre.
Obverse inscription: [WILLE]LMVS REX
Reverse description: Voided short-cross with a star in each quarter.
Reverse inscription: SVR/[ELIRNEH] ('Henri le Rus' in retrograde)
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: St. Albans (District)
To be known as: St Albans

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Coventry Moles St. Albans rally, August 2006.
Current location: With finder
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 12 years ago
Updated: 10 months ago

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