NCL-21FE37: Medieval: penny of William I

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Unique ID: NCL-21FE37

Object type certainty: Certain
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A penny of William I struck between 1083 and 1086. North Number 850.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod from: Early
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Subperiod to: Early
Period to: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Circa AD 1083
Date to: Circa AD 1086

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.86 mm
Weight: 1.3 g
Diameter: 19.36 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 25th September 2010 - Sunday 10th October 2010

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Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC viii (crown 3; N 850)
Obverse description: Bust crowned with sceptre.
Obverse inscription: PILLE M
Reverse description: Shortcross pattee, in each angle an annulet containing one letter of the word PAXS
Reverse inscription: I (thorn) LFS ON LENCE
Die axis measurement: 10 o'clock
Degree of wear: Hardly worn: extremely fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: East Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Lincolnshire (County)
District: East Lindsey (District)
Parish or ward: East Kirkby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF3459
Four figure Latitude: 53.111361
Four figure longitude: 0.000466
1:25K map: TF3459
1:10K map: TF35NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

Author Publication Year Title Publication Place Publisher Pages Reference
North, J.J. 1994 English Hammered Coinage: Volume I. Early Anglo-Saxon to Henry III, c. 600-1272 London Spink and Son Ltd 850

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Audit data

Recording Institution: NCL
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 11 years ago

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