LON-CA6818: A William I silver coin: penny (AD1066-1087).

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Unique ID: LON-CA6818

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A medieval silver penny of William I 'The Lion' of Scotland (1165-1214); Short Cross and Stars issue (from 1195), Phase B (late William I and posthumous; c.1205-1230); S5031 (although reverse inscription not retrograde as listed for this type).

Diameter: 19.73mm; weight: 1.20g.

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 1205
Date to: Circa AD 1230

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.2 g
Diameter: 19.73 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st July 2008

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Identified by: Mrs Kate Sumnall
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: William I of Scotland
Mint or issue place: Unknown
Type: Scottish: William I, Short Cross and Stars coinage Phase B (S 5029 - 5033))
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing with sceptre in left hand
Obverse inscription: [L]E REI W[ILAM]
Reverse description: Short cross with a star in each quarter
Reverse inscription: [ ]rNEh:
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Essex (County)
District: Braintree (District)
Parish or ward: Kelvedon (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL8617
Four figure Latitude: 51.820662
Four figure longitude: 0.697355
1:25K map: TL8617
1:10K map: TL81NE
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
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

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 153-154

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LON
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 6 years ago

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