BH-44A5E5: Medieval coin: penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: BH-44A5E5

Object type certainty: Certain
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A silver penny of Henry I (1100-1135); Full face/Cross fleury type, struck 1124-1125. Moneyer: SPERLING ON LVN (London).

Ref.: North 1980, p. 159, no. 866.

Dimensions: 19.9mm diameter, 0.2mm thick. Weight: 1.24g.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder


Broad period: MEDIEVAL
Period from: MEDIEVAL
Date from: Exactly AD 1124
Date to: Exactly AD 1125

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.2 mm
Weight: 1.24 g
Diameter: 19.9 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Tuesday 1st May 2012

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Julian Watters
Identified by: Mr Julian Watters

Other reference numbers

Other reference: Ver 12/76 - 1

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Penny
Ruler/issuer: Henry I of England
Mint or issue place: London
Category: Coin of Norman and Early Plantagenet England 1066-1180
Type: Henry I BMC x (N 866)
Obverse description: Crowned and diademed bust facing.
Obverse inscription: +hENRICVS R[EX A(N)]
Reverse description: Cross fleury with annulet centre.
Reverse inscription: +SPERLI[NG] ON LVN
Die axis measurement: 9 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: 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: From a paper map
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 100 metre square.

Discovery metadata

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

References cited

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Recording Institution: BH
Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 5 years ago

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