SUSS-6D6547: Medieval coin: Penny of William II 'Rufus'

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Unique ID: SUSS-6D6547

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Medieval silver penny of William II 'Rufus' (1087-1100), Cross in quatrefoil type minted by Dunning (DVNIC) at Hastings, 1089-1092 AD, BM ii, North 852. Obverse double-struck. Although the EMC records several coins of Dunning (sometimes expanded as Dunninc) minted at Hastings for William I none are record on the EMC for him under William II. Martin Allen (pers comm) however knows of three or four examples of this ruler/moneyer/mint combination. One in the British Museum (BMC 88) and two or three in private hands.

Find of note status

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

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1089
Date to: Exactly AD 1092

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.8 mm
Weight: 1.33 g
Diameter: 19.5 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Monday 16th February 2009

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Mint or issue place: Hastings
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William II BMC ii (N 852)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing holding a sword over right shoulder
Obverse inscription: PILLELM REX
Reverse description: Quartrefoil with pellet in each angle enclosing a cross pattee with annulet in centre
Reverse inscription: DUNIC ON HSTING
Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: East Sussex (County)
District: Wealden (District)
To be known as: near Eastbourne

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: SUSS
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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