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LIN-35E215: A folded silver cut halfpenny of William I

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Unique ID: LIN-35E215

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver cut halfpenny of William I, mint uncertain, struck between 1083 and 1086. On the obverse is a facing bust with illegible legend, the reverse is obscured by a fold in the coin, but is of the short cross 'PAXS' type. This coin corresponds with North numbers 848-850.

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: Exactly AD 1083
Date to: Exactly AD 1086

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.66 g
Diameter: 21.4 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Wednesday 11th August 2027

Rally details.

This object was found at Central Searchers, Alford, Lincs

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Other reference numbers

Other reference: 567

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: William the Conqueror
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: Facing bust, detail indistinguishable.
Obverse inscription: Not legible
Reverse description: Obscured by the fold in the coin, but is of the short cross 'PAXS' type.
Reverse inscription: Not legible
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

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: Rigsby with Ailby (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4376
Four figure Latitude: 53.261731
Four figure longitude: 0.142424
1:25K map: TF4376
1:10K map: TF47NW
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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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 10 years ago

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