IOW-4E9CC2: Early-Medieval Coin: Penny of Harold

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Unique ID: IOW-4E9CC2

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A fragment of a penny of Harold. Fleur-de-lis type, 1038-1040 (North 1980, 131, ref: 803).

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: EARLY MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Late
Subperiod to: Late
Date from: AD 1038
Date to: AD 1040

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Length: 17.5 mm
Weight: 0.41 g

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 29th August 2009

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2009-1-554

Materials and construction

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

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: Bust left diademed in armour; in front, a shield and sceptre
Obverse inscription: [H]AR/[OLD]
Reverse description: Long cross voided with a fleur-de-lis between two pellets in each angle
Reverse inscription: +ED/RI?
Die axis measurement: 5 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: East Hertfordshire (District)
Parish or ward: High Wych (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TL4517
Four figure Latitude: 51.832797
Four figure longitude: 0.10296
1:25K map: TL4517
1:10K map: TL41NE
Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Metal detecting rally
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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