BH-D4AB87: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of Henry I

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Unique ID: BH-D4AB87

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A silver cut halfpenny of Henry I (1100-1135); Voided cross and fleurs type, minted 1106; North no. 861 (1980: 158); Moneyer: Gamel at Lincoln. The coin is slightly bent and worn. It measures 18.1mm in diameter, 0.3mm thick and weighs 0.65g.

Class: Cut halfpenny

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1106

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.3 mm
Weight: 0.65 g
Diameter: 18.1 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 8th May 2010

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Harvey Cross

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 10/60 - 23

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Lincoln
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC v (N 861)
Obverse description: Crowned and diademed bust facing, [sceptre over left shoulder].
Obverse inscription: [HENRIC REX]
Reverse description: Voided cross pattee with annulet at centre; in each angle, a voided trefoil with annulet at base.
Reverse inscription: GAMEL:O(N) [LINCOL/NICOLE]
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: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Northill

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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

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