LIN-2E7F32: Medieval silver cut halfpenny

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Unique ID: LIN-2E7F32

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A hammered silver cut halfpenny of Henry I, mint uncertain. On the obverse is a facing bust crowned and diademed with the head 3/4 left and a sceptre in the right hand. The legend reads: HE[---]. The reverse has a quadrilateral with a lis at each angle over a cross fleury, the legend has worn away. The coin is similar to North number 871, a type struck between 1125 and 1135.

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 1125
Date to: Exactly AD 1135

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 0.86 g
Diameter: 19 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 27th August 2011

Rally details.

This object was found at Central Searchers, Alford, Lincs

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mrs Becky Sanderson
Identified by: Mrs Becky Sanderson

Other reference numbers

Other reference: 411

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Cut halfpenny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: Uncertain
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC xv (N 871)
Obverse description: Bust facing, crowned and diademed, head 3/4 left with a sceptre in the right hand.
Obverse inscription: HE[---]
Reverse description: Quadrilateral with lis at each angle over cross fleury.
Reverse inscription: Not readable.
Degree of wear: Extremely worn: poor

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: Alford (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: TF4476
Four figure Latitude: 53.261461
Four figure longitude: 0.157404
1:25K map: TF4476
1:10K map: TF47NW
Grid reference source: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1000 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Audit data

Recording Institution: LIN
Created: 6 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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