DEV-9469F0: DEV-9469F0 William I penny

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Unique ID: DEV-9469F0

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Medieval silver hammered coin. The coin is a silver penny of William I (1066 - 1087); it dates from c.1074 - 1077 AD. Type: Two stars; Mint: Wallingford; Moneyer: Sweartlinc. See below for reference.


Found c. 1988 and originally shown to Reading Museum and Art Gallery, who forwarded the coin to the Ashmolean Museum for further identification.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1074
Date to: Circa AD 1077

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.295 g

Personal details

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Recorded by: Danielle Wootton
Identified by: Danielle Wootton

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
Mint or issue place: Wallingford
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC v (N 845)
Obverse description: Bust facing crowned and diademed between two stars.
Obverse inscription: WILLEM REX (AN)
Reverse description: Cross botonnee over quadrilateral with incurved sides; annulet in centre.

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Oxfordshire (County)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SU6583
Four figure Latitude: 51.542164
Four figure longitude: -1.064119
1:25K map: SU6583
1:10K map: SU68SE
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Other chance find
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: DEV
Created: 8 years ago
Updated: 8 years ago

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