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BH-5AFBF6: Medieval coin: cut halfpenny of William I

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Unique ID: BH-5AFBF6

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver cut halfpenny of William I (1066-1087); Paxs issue, minted 1083-1086 (North 848/849). Measures 19.2mm in diameter, 0.5mm thick and weighs 0.7g.

Class: Cut halfpenny

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1083
Date to: Exactly AD 1086

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.5 mm
Weight: 0.7 g
Diameter: 19.2 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 6th March 2011

Personal details

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 11/18 - 1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: William I BMC viii (uncertain subtype: N 848/N 849/N 850)
Obverse description: Crowned bust facing (possibly crown 1/2 hybrid), sceptre to right.
Obverse inscription: PILLELM [REX]
Reverse description: Cross pattee; in one quarter, annulet containing 'A'; in other quarter, annulet containing 'X' (from 'PAXS').
Reverse inscription: ...]ON LVND
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Hertfordshire (County)
District: North Hertfordshire (District)
To be known as: Baldock

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: Generated from computer mapping software
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Character undetermined

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: BH
Created: 11 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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