DENO-84C0C1: Medieval coin; penny of William I, PAXS reverse; Lincoln mint; moneyer Wihtric

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COIN

Unique ID: DENO-84C0C1

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Medieval coin; struck silver penny of William I (‘the Conqueror’), PAXS type, dating to c.1083-1086. Moneyer Wihtric, Lincoln mint. The coin is fractured across the middle but is all present. Obv. Facing crowned bust [with sceptre to right]. Band of crown cannot be clearly seen. WILL[ELM] REX Rev. Short cross pattee with an annulet in each quadrant. The annulets contain the letters ‘P / A / X / S’. [W]IHTRI[C] ON LIN[COLNE] Diameter 20.0mm, thickness 0.7mm, weight 1.18g Ref: North ‘English Hammered Coinage’ vol. I (pp. 192, no. 848-850)

Find of note status

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

Chronology

Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1083
Date to: AD 1086

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.7 mm
Weight: 1.18 g
Diameter: 20 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 24th January 2009

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: DERBY E6400

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Mint or issue place: Lincoln
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC viii (uncertain subtype: N 848/N 849/N 850)
Obverse description: Facing crowned bust [with sceptre to right]. Band of crown cannot be clearly seen.
Obverse inscription: WILL[ELM] REX
Reverse description: Short cross pattee with an annulet in each quadrant. The annulets contain the letters ‘P / A / X / S’.
Reverse inscription: [W]IHTRI[C] ON LIN[COLNE]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: South Kesteven (District)
To be known as: Claypole

Spatial coordinates


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

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 pp. 192 no. 848-850

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DENO
Created: 13 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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