SF-6BD715: Silver Penny of Harold I

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Unique ID: SF-6BD715

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver Fleur-de-Lis penny of Harold I, sole reign, c.1038-1040 AD. As North, 1980: no. 803.


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1038
Date to: Circa AD 1040

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.01 g
Diameter: 17.99 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 1st September 2008

Personal details

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Recorded by: Dr Andrew Brown
Identified by: Dr Andrew Brown
Secondary identifier: Dr. Martin Allen

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Finder's Ref. 6; EMC 2009.0050

Materials and construction

Primary material: Silver

Coin data (numismatics)

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

Type: N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)
Obverse description: Diademed bust left in armour with shield and sceptre in front.
Obverse inscription: HAR-OLD RE[CX]
Reverse description: Voided long cross with limbs united at their bases by a circle enclosing a pellet, in each angle of the cross a lis between two pellets.
Reverse inscription: +LE/OFR/ICON/LVN
Die axis measurement: 12 o'clock

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Suffolk (County)
District: St. Edmundsbury (District)
To be known as: Ixworth

Spatial coordinates

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

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

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Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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