PUBLIC-AA94C0: Henry I penny

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A large fragment of a silver penny of Henry I. York mint, moneyer LAISING. Annulets type. BMC 1.

The coin has been broken in half and the reverse is highly polished. Both effects are probably the result of the action of farm machinery. As the break is along both arms of the reverse cross, the coin may have, originally, been folded in half.


This coin has been recorded on the EMC database no. EMC 2011.0177.

Dr. Martin Allen of the Fitzwilliam Museum has confirmed that only one other example is known of this moneyer in Henry I type 1, and so is an important find.

Find of note status

This is a find of note and has been designated: National importance

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1100
Date to: Circa AD 1102

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.5 g
Diameter: 18 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 13th February 2010

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Tom Redmayne
Identified by: Mr Tom Redmayne

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: York
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC i (N 857)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing; annulets by neck
Obverse inscription: [H] ENRI [CVS REX N]
Reverse description: Cross fleury with annulet centre; in each angle, three pellets on a pile which rests on the inner circle
Reverse inscription: [LAI] SIN [GO] NE
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

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

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 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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Updated: 7 years ago

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