DOR-193334: 193334. Medieval coin: Scottish penny of William

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Unique ID: DOR-193334

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A silver penny of William I of Scotland (late and posthumous issue). HVE WALTER (voided short cross with mullets in the angles) reverse. Reference: Spink - Coins of Scotland and Ireland 2002, page 14, number 5029 Date: c. 1205 - 1230 Diameter: 18.40 mm Weight: 1.38 g Die axis: 3

Class: Penny


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1205
Date to: AD 1230

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.38 g
Diameter: 18.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th September 2009

Personal details

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Recorded by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen
Identified by: Ms Ciorstaidh Hayward Trevarthen

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William I of Scotland
Category: Non English coin
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing left, holding sceptre
Obverse inscription: LE REI WIL[AM]
Reverse description: Voided short cross with mullet in each angle
Reverse inscription: HVE WAL[TER]
Die axis measurement: 3 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South West (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Dorset (County)
District: North Dorset (District)
Parish or ward: Fifehead Magdalen (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: ST7821
Four figure Latitude: 50.987976
Four figure longitude: -2.31481
1:25K map: ST7821
1:10K map: ST72SE
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth less than 0.25 m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DOR
Created: 9 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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