CAM-7C5658: Medieval Coin: Penny of Henry I

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Unique ID: CAM-7C5658

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A silver penny of Henry I (1100-1135), quadrilateral on cross fleury type (North 871; bmc 15. c.1125-35), moneyer: Osbern (probably), mint: Ipswich (possibly).

Weight is 1.25g, diameter is 20.12mm, thickness is 0.46mm.

See North, J.J. Vol.I, p.198, no.871 & pl.16, fig.35. Also Spink 2007, 42nd edition, p.132, no.1276.

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 1125
Date to: Circa AD 1135

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 0.46 mm
Weight: 1.25 g
Diameter: 20.12 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Saturday 1st October 2011 - Monday 31st October 2011

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Ms Helen Fowler
Identified by: Ms Helen Fowler
Secondary identifier: Dr John Naylor

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: Ipswich
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 three-quarters left, sceptre in right hand
Obverse inscription: +hENR[ICVS]
Reverse description: Quadrilateral with incurved sides and lis at each angle over cross fleury
Reverse inscription: +OSBE[ ]ON[ ]I[ ]E:
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Worn: fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: Eastern (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Cambridgeshire (County)
District: Huntingdonshire (District)
To be known as: Huntingdon District Area

Spatial coordinates

Grid reference source: From finder
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

No references cited so far.

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Broadperiod: MEDIEVAL
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